July 4 closure

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will commence Tuesday, July 5.

Franklin Pickup Window Closed

The Franklin Avenue Library pickup window is closed until further notice. If you are scheduled to pick up your holds at the window, please go inside Franklin Avenue Library to do so.

Spring break Evening of Seed Planting and Bilingual Stories/Una Noche de Semillas y Cuentos

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Join us at the East Side Library for an evening of seed planting and bilingual story time.  Take home a plant themed take-and-make bag and browse our selection of plant books and more!

Acompáñenos en la Biblioteca East Side para plantar semillas de tomate para crecer en casa.   ¡Vamos a estar listos para la primavera!  También, leeremos cuentos en inglés y español sobre plantando.  Cada persona recibirá una bolsa de actividades para hacer en casa.  ¡No olvide prestar un libro y película, también!


Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Children’s Program

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

Indoor Program

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.