2023 AViD lineup coming Monday!

The Des Moines Public Library's 2023 Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series lineup will be announced at 12 PM on Monday, February 13! Check back here or on the library's social media platforms to see which acclaimed authors are coming to DMPL this spring and summer. 

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Beyond the Shelves E1: Reading Resolutions

Welcome to Beyond the Shelves, a new podcast hosted by the Des Moines Public Library! This podcast is hosted by DMPL Librarians Brooklyn and Jes, both of whom are on the Book Chat team. In this first episode, they introduce themselves and talk about their reading goals this year, while also providin...

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Simple Steps Finds New Success in Des Moines Community

We all want children to have the skills they need to succeed in school and life. That’s where the Simple Steps to Success initiative comes into play. The program, which began in 2017, aims to increase awareness of the pre-literacy skills of reading, writing, singing, playing, and talking. We provide...

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