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!

You, Me & Nature: Family Storytime

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" Do you know what to do if you see a coyote, fox, or bobcat? Join us at the library for tips from Heartland Wilding on coexisting with Urban wildlife in Central Iowa.  Find out why wildlife lives in Des Moines, what animals you might see around the city, and why these species might be attracted to our neighborhoods.

The goal of this program is to educate people on urban wildlife and how we can peacefully coexist.
Heartland Wilding is a joint initiative of Project Coyote, The Rewilding Institute, and The Half-Earth Project. The partnership between these three organizations helps to create a healthier and wilder Mississippi River Watershed."


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.