Libraries are Cooling Centers

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will once again serve as cooling centers during extreme temperatures this summer. Please check our events page for updates on any programming changes due to the weather.

Water Safety Storytime

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Join us outdoors for a special storytime with Chelsea Reece from the Des Moines Parks and Recreation department as she shares stories and tips on how to stay safe in the water this summer! Masks and social distancing are required. Event will be moved to Virtual in case of inclement weather.

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.