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.

Family Storytime in the Park

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The whole family can come to Colby Park at 10:30 AM for this special outdoor Family Storytime.  Bring your own blanket or chairs and listen to stories and sing songs in the great outdoors.

In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.

Please follow mask mandates and social distancing restrictions.



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.