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.

Cancelled: Family Storytime at McHenry Park

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Program Type:

Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
This event has been cancelled.

Program Description

Event Details

Storytime is cancelled on June 24th due to possible storms. Please stop by the North Side Library if you would like to take home our craft for today!


Join Miss Alicia at McHenry Park for stories, songs, and rhymes for the whole family! The library will provide yoga mats for seating, but you are also welcome to bring your own blanket or chair to the park.

Following storytime, there will be a craft provided that you can work on with us at the park or take home to enjoy later.


Children’s Program

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

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.