Franklin Avenue Library

Franklin Avenue exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
5000 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50310

Directions:
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Nikki Hayter headshot

Nikki Hayter
Manager 
NMHayter@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book a Franklin Avenue Library meeting room

Hours:
Sunday:  1 PM - 5 PM
Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

The Franklin Avenue Library on Des Moines’ west side, serves the needs, wants, and tastes of its community of patrons with a collection of over 100,000 items. The many available media formats include books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, and electronic resources, as well as over 40 public internet computers for easy online access.

For Volunteer Opportunities: Adult volunteers, please contact Sarah Early, sdearly@dmpl.org. Teen volunteers, please contact Jennifer Leveck, jkleveck@dmpl.org.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.

LEGO Fridays

December 13, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
The LEGO bricks will be available in the Children's Area, so bring your imagination and get ready to build....
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Holidays, Gaming
Event Details:
The mischievous little elf is hiding somewhere in the Children's Area. Can you find him and win a prize? ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

December 14, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
The whole family can come to the library for stories, rhymes and songs. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Holidays, Gaming
Event Details:
The mischievous little elf is hiding somewhere in the Children's Area. Can you find him and win a prize? ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED Furry Tales with Riley

December 15, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Cancelled
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
This event has been cancelled.   We are sorry for an inconvenience. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Holidays, Gaming
Event Details:
The mischievous little elf is hiding somewhere in the Children's Area. Can you find him and win a prize? ...