Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closing at 2:00 PM today (Monday, January 25). No in-person or curbside services will be provided after that time. 

Deadlines for holds pickup and items due Monday and Tuesday have been extended until Wednesday, January 27.

Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

Iowa Children's Choice Award Book Club

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Program Type:

Book Clubs

Age Group:

Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Grades: 3rd Grade to 6th Grade

Program Description

Event Details

Help choose the next award winner!  Iowa’s Children’s Choice Awards are decided entirely by kids grades 3-6.  Join us for a Zoom bookclub where we will discuss Bob, by Wendy Mass of the Iowa Children's Choice Awards Books and go over the process for submitting your votes.  Each registered participant will receive a free giveaway of the book along with an optional activity bag to be picked up at the Central drive-up window.  These items will be available from November 9th-December 3rd.  Only one book will be given per family and additional copies are available through standard circulation for checkout.  

This program has limited space and requires registration.   After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.  Books are first come first served!


Guidelines for DMPL Virtual Programs 

  • All lines will be muted upon entry to the meeting. This makes it easier for everyone to hear. 
  • Please double check to make sure your video/audio is working before the meeting. 
  • Raise your hand or request in the chat if you would like to be called on.  
  • Keep yourself muted until you speak. The host may mute you if this guideline is not followed.  
  • Be mindful of your video and what can be seen in your background. 
  • Do not post links in the chat.
  • Participants are expected to follow the guidelines for virtual programs. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior may result in removal from the program. 
  • The meeting will be closed 5 minutes after the end of the program.