Library Closed Monday

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, December 6 for a staff training day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, December 7.

North Side Library

North Side Library exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
3516 5th Ave. 
Des Moines, IA, 50313

Directions:
Google Maps

Kate Young headshot

Kate Young
Manager 
KEYoung@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book a North Side Library meeting room

In-Person Services
  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Monday-Thursday
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
  • 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
  • Closed Sunday
Curbside Pickup
  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Monday-Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

The North Side Library features the Heritage Collection, which is filled with local history artifacts from the Highland Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The vintage photographs and memorabilia encased in the meeting room tell the story of the Park’s past.

The North Side Library drive-up book drop is open 24/7 and located on the west side of the building facing the alley. Enter the alley from Euclid Avenue for driver’s side access.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.

DIY Gifting Take and Make

10:00am - 5:00pm
North Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can stop by the North Side Library to pick up a DIY gifting kit. Make a homemade gift for a loved one, friend, or yourself! ...
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site, DMPL Virtual
Description:
All branches will be closed for our annual staff in-service day. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

DIY Gifting Take and Make

10:00am - 5:00pm
North Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can stop by the North Side Library to pick up a DIY gifting kit. Make a homemade gift for a loved one, friend, or yourself! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

DIY Gifting Take and Make

10:00am - 5:00pm
North Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can stop by the North Side Library to pick up a DIY gifting kit. Make a homemade gift for a loved one, friend, or yourself! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spark Stories: Rob Zlomke

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
What's the "spark" that shaped the lives of our local leaders? Hear from a different speaker each month as they share their "Spark Story," the specific experience that sparked them to create change in the community. In addition, we’ll hear details ab...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

DIY Gifting Take and Make

10:00am - 5:00pm
North Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can stop by the North Side Library to pick up a DIY gifting kit. Make a homemade gift for a loved one, friend, or yourself! ...