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.

DIY Mini Pride Parade Float!

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Program Type:

Arts & Crafts

Age Group:

All Ages

Program Description

Event Details

We are currently out of the Mini Pride Float Kits across the DMPL system, but we encourage you to create a float from supplies at home, such as shoe boxes, construction paper, stickers, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, glitter, markers, etc.! 

Once you finish your float, snap a picture of it and email it to LIB-Marketing@dmpl.org by 5 PM on Tuesday, June 15, to have your name entered into a drawing for a prize bag and your float featured on our social media photo parade!

To Enter the Drawing and Have Your Float Included In the Photo Parade, please include in your email:

  • Your full name
  • Age
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • At least 1 photo of your mini Pride float

 All ages. 

Please note that by entering the drawing, you give the Des Moines Public Library permission to share your Pride float photo online.


Key Dates:

June 1 – June 15: Design your float!

June 15, 5 PM: Deadline for submitting a picture of your float to LIB-Marketing@dmpl.org if you'd like to be entered in the drawing and have your float featured in the photo parade

June 21: Prize winners announced!