Franklin Avenue Library

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Location Details

Address:
5000 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50310

Directions:
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Nicki Hayter
Manager 
NMHayter@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 248-6275

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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

October 18, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
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.

Freaky Friday Sneak Preview

October 19, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Freaky Friday. Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

October 21, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Children ages three to five can come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more, followed by a craft. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

VolunTeens

October 21, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages twelve to eighteen can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Avenue Library. Applications must be turned in ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Rhyme Time

October 22, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for rhymes, bounces, a story, and a short playtime. For caregivers and babies from newborns up to eighteen months. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Franklin Creative Readers

October 22, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Rosie's Rocket
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes, Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Read a story, explore and create with art and STEM activities! Bring your imagination and join us in the children's area. Ages three to eight....