Library closed on Juneteenth

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in commemoration of Juneteenth. We will reopen at the regular time on Thursday, June 20.

Wildlife of Iowa Celebration

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There are so many amazing animals that live in Iowa!  Join our special guests from the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge for games, crafts, hands-on learning activities, and a scavenger hunt as we celebrate all the plants and cuddly critters that are native to Iowa.


The Franklin Library is located on DART Route #5.


Children’s Program

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