DMPL Reads


  • Entrants are allowed one entry on Facebook and one entry on Instagram. Entries will be accepted starting Monday, June 3, 2019 (once DMPL posts contest announcement), until 12:00 PM on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
  • Winners will be selected by a random drawing and announced on Facebook and Instagram by 4:00 PM, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Winners will need to contact Des Moines Public Library via e-mail at, by phone at 283-4152, or via Facebook or Instagram to indicate which library location to send prizes to.
  • Winners have two weeks to claim prizes. If a prize is not claimed in said time, a new winner will be drawn from the entries and notified.
  • Des Moines Public Library staff and family members are not eligible for prizes.



To enter, post the title of the book you are listening to or reading on the Des Moines Public Library Facebook page or Instagram feed. Entries must be posted between the first Monday of each month and 12:00 PM of the following Wednesday of each month (days may be changed if the library is closed during that time frame or due to other various reasons).

Submission of entry constitutes permission to use entrant’s name and entry or photo, if chosen as a winner, for purposes of marketing and promotion on behalf of the Des Moines Public Library, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Only two entries per person, one each on Facebook and Instagram. Entries become property of Library and will not be returned.

Des Moines Public Library employees and officers are not eligible to participate.

On or about the first Wednesday of each month after 12:00 PM, a random drawing of eligible entries received from among all Facebook entries, and then separately from all Instagram entries, will be conducted under the supervision of the Des Moines Public Library. The library will award two books and bags with an approximate retail value of $15 each. Contestants do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified by email. Prizes can be picked up by winners after the first Wednesday of the month and before the third Wednesday of the month at the Des Moines Public Library location of their choice.

Only one prize per person.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or exchange for cash in lieu of prize, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible entries received. By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsor and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize.

Subject to all U.S. federal, Iowa state and local laws and regulations. Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners.

Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, is the Sponsor and promoter of this contest.

For a list of prize winners, available after the Wednesday cited above, send an email to the Sponsor at