Libraries Closed Thursday and Friday

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Curbside pickup at all locations and limited in-person services at Central Library will continue Saturday. 

All Locations to Reduce In-Person Services November 17

All Des Moines Public Library locations will reduce in-person services beginning Tuesday, November 17 for at least two weeks. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

DMPL Administration

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Susan A. Woody
Library Director

Phone: (515) 283-4103


Emanuel Sinclair Mitchell
Emanuel Sinclair Mitchell
Deputy Director

Phone: (515) 283-4102


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Jennifer Tormey
Manager, Technical Services

Phone: (515) 283-4153


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Jon Hobbs
Manager, Central Library

Phone: (515) 283-4265


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Michelle Abrahamson
Supervisor, Central Library

Phone: (515) 283-6413


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Ashley Molzen
Supervisor, East Side Library

Phone: (515) 248-6255


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Brooke Santillan
Supervisor, Forest Avenue Library

Phone: (515) 248-6265


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Nikki Hayter
Manager, Franklin Avenue Library

Phone: (515) 248-6275


Paige Knotts
Paige Knotts
Supervisor, Franklin Avenue Library

Phone: (515) 248-6207


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Kate Young
Supervisor, North Side Library

Phone: (515) 248-6285


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Brenda Hall
Supervisor, South Side Library

Phone: (515) 248-6279


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Tim Paluch
Supervisor, Community Engagement

Phone: (515) 283-4288