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.

Plant, Grow, Fly!

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Age Group:

Registration is closed because no more seats are available.
Allowed Ages: 6 to 11

Program Description

Event Details

Learn about butterflies and plants with the South Side Library and the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department! Kids can listen to a story about butterflies from Miss Janee and learn more information about plants and butterflies from Environmental Educator Joel Van Roekel. Each child will also get to decorate a flower pot and receive a plant to take home.   

For youth ages 6-11. Preregistration required. Space is limited to 20 kids. 


Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.