For Kids

Story Time, Tot Time and Lap Sit

All in-person story times are on hold indefinitely.

Story Time will be offered online via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Monday - Thursday.  These will not be recorded or archived due to publisher requirements for the temporary read aloud permissions. Participants must register to receive a link and password.  Search "Story Time  - Zoom" in our online calendar to register. Please "Like" and "Follow" the Pella Public Library on Facebook to see up to date information about story times.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Did you know that if you read one (1) story every day for 5 years that would equal 1,825 stories read! 

How the program works:

1. Any child from birth to before entering Kindergarten can participate in the program.

2. Register on our new online reading tracker, Beanstack, at

3. After receiving each badge on Beanstack, come to the library to receive a small incentive.  Multiple children in a family may do the program.  Each child will have an account on Beanstack to keep track of their badges.

4. When you reach 1,000 books your child will receive a certificate.  You will also be invited to attend our 1,001 party!  

For more information on the program click here!

Free TumbleBooks Resources

For a limited time, get free ebooks and audiobooks from the TumbleBooks company!

Reading Resources