Library closed on Juneteenth

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in commemoration of Juneteenth. We will reopen at the regular time on Thursday, June 20.

Button Maker

Turn designs on paper into metal-backed buttons with our button makers. Button supplies available for purchase.

Use the button maker to create buttons for parties, events, presents, and even just to show your support for a fandom or cause.

What You Need

Button supplies are available for purchase from the information desk. The cost is five 2.25 inch buttons for $1, or eight 1.5 inch buttons for $1.

If you bring your own button supplies, please note this station includes a 2.25 inch button making machine and a 1.5 inch button making machine.

2.25 inch Button Maker Template (.doc)

1.5 inch Button Maker Template (.doc) 

You may reserve time at the Button Maker by clicking on the link in the block below, or by calling (515) 283-4152.

Rules and Guidelines

  • You must be a Des Moines Public Library cardholder
  • For ages 14 and up
    • Users under the age of 14 must be accompanied by parent/guardian
  • Reservations may be submitted two weeks in advance
  • Limit of two hours per day, per individual
  • Walk-in appointments are subject to availability
  • Covered drinks are welcome; food is not permitted
  • DMPL’s Customer Behavior Policy and Internet Use Policy apply
Button Maker