DMPL closed Monday, May 27

Plan ahead: All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. 

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!

Drop-in Mending Time

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Before you put your winter clothes away, it's time to mend your holey sweaters and socks! We'll provide darning needles, crochet hooks, and a couple kinds of yarn, or bring your own.

If you'd like, you can use creativebug with your library card to learn new mending techniques. Staff will also be available to help you learn basic darning, or, if you're a seasoned mender, use whatever approach you like and get the chore done in good company.


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.