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.

Teens and Tweens: Craypens and 3-D Pens

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Age Group:

Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 10 to 18

Program Description

Event Details

Visit the South Side Library and get creative by making works of art with our Craypens and our 3-D Pens! Students ages 10-18 can melt crayons with our Craypens to create pictures or make 3-D art pieces with our 3-D Pens! Pre-registration required. Space is limited.                                                                                                                       


Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.