Cooling Centers

All DMPL locations are serving as cooling centers during open hours. DART is providing free rides to cooling center locations July 12-15 due to the extreme heat. Additional cooling center locations can be found here.

Library for You

Library for You
Welcome to Library for You, a page highlighting services and programs for older adults!

The Des Moines Public Library believes in lifelong learning, and we know providing outlets to new curiosities and access to information is one of the vital functions we serve. We also know that aging can be challenging, as people deal with new questions related to finances, health, and more. Our goal is to provide you with what you need to thrive today - whether it be the answers to questions you have or books, movies, and other forms of leisure and entertainment.

A list of upcoming programs and events can be found on this page, as well as new books and other information. If you're looking to read more and challenge yourself this year, be sure to sign up for our Reading Challenge and take part in one of our upcoming book discussions.

If you have questions about library services, please don't hesitate to reach out. Call (515) 283-4152 or email


Libby App Basics
Read eBooks and listen to digital audiobooks on your own devices. Learn to use the Libby app!