Library Closed Monday

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, December 6 for a staff training day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, December 7.

30x30 Challenge

30x30 challenge 18+

Remember as a kid when you’d track your daily reading and get rewarded with pizza? Well, we may not be kids anymore, but we still love reading AND pizza. So, this November, the Des Moines Public Library is giving you the opportunity to read books and win pizza.

Our 30x30 Challenge contest is simple: Read 30 minutes or 30 pages a day for all 30 days in November, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a free pizza from local favorite, Gusto Pizza Co. Keep track of your progress on your own calendar, or print off our fun 30x30 handout.

We know life can keep you busy, so feel free to feel free to read ahead or catch up at the end if you fall behind (just be sure to read 900 minutes or 900 pages in November).

Later in November, you'll be able to tell us you finished the challenge and register for the pizza prize drawing. We'll have special completion certificates you'll be able to print out and hang on your fridge - just like way back when!

We’ll post about the 30x30 Challenge all month long on social media, and there will be opportunities to earn extra entries by using the #DMPL30x30 hashtag too! So be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts to have more chances to win pizza.

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

30x30 Completion Form

Once you complete the completion form above, DOWNLOAD the special Certificate of Completion and hang it on your fridge!

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Completion Certificate Example

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