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.

Drop in: Fall Coaster Coloring

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This drop in adult tile coloring class will give you all the fall vibes! Our new addition of the Glowforge has allowed us to engrave 4x4" tiles with fall themed designs. You can then color your designs with permanent markers and take them home! We are providing cork backing that makes these tiles perfect fall coasters, as supplies last. Come see what our Glowforge can create for you and color some really cool coasters! 


Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.