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Franklin Avenue Library Repair Café

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Do you have an item in your home in need of repair? Stop by Franklin Avenue Library's Repair Café to get help from volunteers with expertise on how to fix your item(s) or refer you to a local professional.

The following items can be brought for repair:

  • Clothing.
  • Bicycles.
  • Small motor home tools: mowers, trimmers, snow blowers.
  • Small electronics: audio equipment, computer/laptop gaming consoles. NO PHONES or TVs
  • Small home and kitchen appliances: food processors, blenders, mixers, fans, lights. NO MICROWAVES.

Please bring replacement parts for items needing repair. Volunteers can help find replacement parts if necessary.

The Des Moines Repair Café aims to reduce waste, share tools and resources, and help build self-reliance skills in our community. This program is presented in partnership with Des Moines Public Library.

Follow the DSM Repair Café on Instagram to stay in the loop about future events. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email: