Halloween at the Des Moines Public Library

Halloween at DMPL

It's Spooky Season! We have tons of fun activities for kids and families over the next couple weeks, including crafts, take-and-makes, scavenger hunts, and more. Take a look at the list below, and check out our events page for a full listing of all or programs and activities.

Mini Haunted House Craft
October 18-23 | Forest Avenue Library

I-Spy: Pumpkins
October 18-31 | East Side Library

Ghoulish Gourds Bags
October 20-22 | Forest Avenue Library

Everystep Healthy Start Community Days: Pumpkin and Gourd Decorating
October 20 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | Forest Avenue Library Lawn


Trivia Chills and Thrills!*
October 20 | 6:30 PM | Zoom

Goosebumps Scavenger Hunt
October 25-30 | Forest Avenue Library

Preschool Spooky Spider Learning Bag
October 25-31 | Central Library

Baby & Toddler Mini Costume Parade
October 26 | 10:30 AM | East Side Library Lawn

Teens and Tweens: Spooky Gingerbread Houses*
October 26 | 4:00 PM | South Side Library


Fear Street at the Library Escape Room*
October 26 | 5:15 PM | Central Library

Pumpkin Painting
October 27-30 | East Side Library

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
October 28-30 | South Side Library

Drop-in Spooky Crafting
October 30 | North Side Library

*Registration required.


Seasonal Creativebug Crafts - Includes Halloween Party Decór, Crochted Black Cats, Furry Animal Hats, DIY Halloween Masks, and more

Get a Chill Up Your (Book) Spine - An eBook and Audiobook collection on Libby.

Horror Book Picks Podcast - Janeé from the Book Chat team discusses some of her most recent horror favs!