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Cabin fever?  Check out what's happening at your library.

Altoona Public Library:  Call 967-3881.
Kirkendall Public Library, Ankeny:  Call 965-6460.
Bondurant Community Library: Call 967-4790.

Des Moines Public Library:
Central Library, 283-4152.
East Side Library, 283-4152.
Forest Avenue Library, 283-4152.
Franklin Avenue Library, 283-4152.
North Side Library, 283-4152.
South Side Library, 283-4152.
Johnston Public Library: Call 278-5233.
Mitchellville Library:  Call 967-3339.
Pleasant Hill Public Library: Call 266-7815.
Polk City Library: Call 984-6119.
Urbandale Public Library: Call 278-3945.
West Des Moines Public Library: Call 222-3400.


Parents.  The Anti-Drug is a campaign sponsored by The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.  The website provides a wealth of information for parents about substance abuse issues in English, Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese languages.  Materials can be downloaded or ordered at
"Can I Borrow the Car?"  This informative brochure for parents of new teen drivers was developed by GEICO and the Media Campaign and provides tips on how to encourage drug-free driving.  Call (800) 788-2800 to order (ask for document PHD1030), or view the New Drivers kit at
Keeping Youth Drug Free is designed to help caregivers prevent children from getting involved in drugs. It details six key prevention principles, including actions caregivers can

take that can help their child make healthy choices. Each section includes language to use with children, activities to do, information about drugs, statistics about youth drug use, and many resources for prevention information. It is designed for parents and caregivers of 7- to 13-year-olds. However, the materials and exercises also can work for other age groups.  Download your copy at or call (800) 788-2800 and order publication number PHD711.
The 15+ Make Time to Listen...Take Time to Talk campaign provides practical guidance for parents and caregivers on how to strengthen their relationship with their children by spending at least 15 minutes of daily, undivided time with them and focusing on them.

This newsletter is made possible by a  Safe & Drug Free Communities grant funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.