COMING SOON: Summer Reading Challenge

The 2024 Summer Reading Challenge starts Monday, June 3! Find more information on the program HERE, and learn all about our special Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 2 HERE!


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Kick off National Bike Month with DMPL! Local author Rebecca Janni will host a storytime followed by a bike rodeo. Then we'll make art using bike parts, the Des Moines Street Collective will teach about bicycle parts and safety, and a DMPD officer will hand out bike helmets! Feel free to join for the story and stay or drop in later.

In case of inclement weather this program will take place in the library meeting rooms.


Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.