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.

Baby Storytime in the Park

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Join Miss Jennifer at Tower Park at 10:30 AM for this special outdoor Baby Storytime. Bring your own blanket or chair for rhymes, bounces, puppets, and more out on the grass!

Baby Storytime is recommended for children ages 0-2 years, but older siblings are more than welcome to attend.

In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.

Central Iowa Shelter & Services will serve a free meal at this location after the program.  The meal is free and available to anyone.



Children’s Program

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

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.