Franklin Avenue Library Construction

The exterior book returns at Franklin Avenue Library will be unavailable beginning Monday, May 17. Please use the temporary book returns in the east parking lot. 

Central Library Construction

Due to construction, the Central Library pickup window and exterior book returns will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, May 13. Please pick up your items and return items inside the library. Hold deadlines and due dates have been extended for any affected customers. Free underground parking is still available. Please follow signage on Grand Avenue.

Summer Reading

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All Summer Long Returns!

Visit the library All Summer Long as part of the Des Moines Public Library's Summer Reading Program! This year's program gets underway on Monday, June 7, and runs through Saturday, August 7. This year's we will have a number of great programs, many of which will be hosted outdoors. We'll have storytimes, arts, crafts, scavenger hunts, take-home programs, and more.

Signing up is easy - just go to any DMPL location starting June 7 and ask where you can sign up. Best of all, when you sign up, you'll receive a free book! Complete your activity sheet and turn in your completion slip, and you'll be signed up for a drawing for prizes as well.

More information will be coming soon, so be sure to keep checking back on this page!