July 4 closure

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will commence Tuesday, July 5.

Franklin Pickup Window Closed

The Franklin Avenue Library pickup window is closed until further notice. If you are scheduled to pick up your holds at the window, please go inside Franklin Avenue Library to do so.

Book Spine Poetry Challenge

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Program Type:

Educational, Gaming, Play & Learn

Age Group:

Children , Teens

Program Description

Event Details

Celebrate National Poetry Month with our Book Spine Poetry Challenge at the South Side Library! Drop in all day and make a poem using the books in our library! Stack them up and make a book spine poem! When you're finished, show a librarian at the Information Desk your poem and win a small prize!  For youth ages 6-18. 


Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.