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!

Sensory Play Hour

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Program Type:

Play & Learn

Program Description

Event Details

Come to South Side for an hour of sensory exploration! From cool textures to fun activities, kids can have a great time learning while doing what they do best: playing! The program space is set up in stations, so families can move between different activities at their own pace or just enjoy gathering around the story rug, where we have books, scarves, and other interactive story tools.

It is a casual drop-in program, so no registration is required, and, as with all library programs, Sensory Play Hour is free!

Sensory-friendly tools are available, such as wobble cushions, noise-reduction headphones for babies and kids, some weighted blankets, and fidgets.



Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.