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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.

Book Spine Poetry Challenge

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Program Type:

Educational, Gaming, Play & Learn

Age Group:

Children, Teens
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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 (2021)

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.