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.

Police Officer Show and Tell

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Kids and families are invited to meet our neighborhood police officer and view a police car at the South Side Library! Join us from 12:00-1:00 p.m. outside in the library's parking lot and meet Des Moines Police Sergeant Yanira Scarlett as she shows us what it takes to do her job. Visitors will also get a chance to see the equipment she uses AND take a look around and inside her police car!  All ages are welcome.  


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.