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!

Summer Gardening Workshop

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This interactive workshop will be filled with presentations to expand your gardening knowledge and the opportunity to ask local experts any questions you have from your gardening journey so far. 

Holly Hallman, volunteer and community garden coordinator for the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department, is passionate about plants and organic farming. She aims to inspire others to appreciate the magic of gardening through these fun and educational events.

The City of Des Moines-Parks & Recreation Community Garden Program is part of a network of organizations and agencies working to increase food security, support collaborative gardening efforts, while honoring diverse viewpoints, developing respect, valuing strengths, and bridging differences within our community.  We are here to work with the community while providing organic and culturally significant produce for themselves and their family.