DMPL Cooling Centers

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library are serving as cooling centers today (June 18) during open hours. DART is providing free rides to all cooling centers.

Library closed on Juneteenth

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.

DIY Mini Pride Parade Float!

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Arts & Crafts

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All Ages
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We are currently out of the Mini Pride Float Kits across the DMPL system, but we encourage you to create a float from supplies at home, such as shoe boxes, construction paper, stickers, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, glitter, markers, etc.! 

Once you finish your float, snap a picture of it and email it to by 5 PM on Tuesday, June 15, to have your name entered into a drawing for a prize bag and your float featured on our social media photo parade!

To Enter the Drawing and Have Your Float Included In the Photo Parade, please include in your email:

  • Your full name
  • Age
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • At least 1 photo of your mini Pride float

 All ages. 

Please note that by entering the drawing, you give the Des Moines Public Library permission to share your Pride float photo online.


Key Dates:

June 1 – June 15: Design your float!

June 15, 5 PM: Deadline for submitting a picture of your float to if you'd like to be entered in the drawing and have your float featured in the photo parade

June 21: Prize winners announced!