1201 Willson Avenue, Webster City, IA 50595


Here at Kendall Young Library we have so many programs for kids and families! We have weekly programming, special events, places to hang out and play, and much more! 

Youth and Family Events

We hold a variety of Children’s Programs every month. To check details of upcoming programs, click the Calendar below.

Youth Materials

Our library has a wide collection of Children’s materials! Stop by our Children’s Desk and one of our librarians would be happy to assist you. If you’re looking for a specific material, search the Catalog below.

New YOUTH Books

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a great way to get your child excited about reading and learning! Simply read to your child and record each book with the goal of reaching 1000 books before kindergarten! This program promotes reading to newborns and toddlers, as well as encouraging parent and child bonding. 

We loved the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program so much, that we created another version—1000 Books Before Middle School. Just like 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, the goal is to read 1000 Books, this time before Middle School! This program is great for children who have already completed 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and want to continue on, and for children who haven’t yet had the chance to complete it. 

Each year we hold a party for the participants that finish 1000 Books!

How it works:
1. Fill out a registration form from the children’s desk.
2. Mark off each book you read on the log.
3. Once the log is complete, bring it back to KYL for a prize and your next log!
4. Repeat until you have reached 1000 books!

Use your Kendall Young Library card to check out a family pass to participating museums and attractions free of charge!


We have more than just books at KYL! Our Library of Things collection includes games, puzzles, wi-fi hotspots and more.


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