MLK Jr. Day Closing

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be a special Zoom event to celebrate the holiday, featuring local artist Jill Wells. Please register for that here

Family Storytime: Fire Safety Storytime on the Lawn

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Educational, Exhibits, Storytimes

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Program Description

Event Details

Join us outside on the South Side Library's Lawn for a very special Family Storytime with a firefighter from the Des Moines Fire Department! Hear fire safety stories, learn fire safety tips, and view a fire engine up close! Ages 3 and up. 



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.