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Just For Kids

Thank you for attending the 2022 DSM Book Festival!

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The Just for Kids Room sponsored by Principal® included fun activities, crafts and storytimes throughout the day. Extra special activities were offered at designated times.

Sponsored By:



  • 9:30 a.m.  |  Storytime with StoryHouse BookPub
  • 10 a.m.  |  Open Play with JouJou
  • 11:30 a.m.  |  Storytime with StoryHouse BookPub
  • Noon  |  Open Play with JouJou
  • 2 p.m.  |  The Story of Braille
  • 3:30 p.m.  |  Salamander Storytime with Ruby the Red Reading Panda
  • A golf activity will be provided by Principal Charity Classic throughout the day.

JouJou Play Area

JouJou will provide an intentional play area for new moms and their young children (ages 0-5) throughout the day. JouJou's play area will focus on child-centered learning and encourage problem-solving and critical thinking.

The Story of Braille – Presented by the Iowa Department for the Blind

Learn about the story of Louis Braille, explore the braille alphabet and how reading can be done using touch. Stories and hands-on activities for all ages will show how we all do the same things but may do them a little differently.

Salamander Storytime with Ruby the Red Reading Panda – Presented by Blank Park Zoo

Enjoy a world of books with Ruby the Red Reading Panda! Ruby is a plush red panda who loves to read. During this program, we will read a book and meet an animal friend.