Book Chat: Let's Find Your Next Great Read

Book Chat

Let’s talk about books, Des Moines!

Book Chat is a Des Moines Public Library team of librarians who are here to start you off on your next reading journey. No matter what genre you read (or don’t read!) the Book Chat team will use its expertise to get the right books into your hands. So how does it work? Use our dedicated phone line or fill out the form below to get started!


Meet the Team


Borrow a Book Bundle

Are you looking for a pile of books and want to leave it up to our Book Chat staff to select the titles for you? We now offer Book Bundles at all library locations. Children’s Bundles include 10 board books, picture books, or reader books. Adults can get five books in their preferred genre or collection. All you have to do is call us at (515) 248-6286 between 10 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday, or fill out this form. We’ll have your Book Bundle ready to be picked up within one business days!

Fill out the form to get your Book Bundle HERE!

Fill Out This Form!

Click HERE and answer a few questions about yourself, your reading habits, and more, and we’ll reach out in 3-5 business days with some book suggestions. (We can also place books on hold for you to be picked up.)

Book a Librarian!

Love your Book Chat suggestions?  Why not have a Book Chat Librarian join your next Book Club and share suggestions tailored just for your group!  Just share a little bit about what your group loves to read and you’ll be paired with a staff member that will prepare book suggestions and join your group to talk books! 

Fill out THIS FORM and get started!

Book Chat Pick Newsletters

Book Chat Picks


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