Limited, In-Person Services Available

All library locations are now open for limited browsing, public computer use, and additional in-person services for several hours per day Monday through Saturday. Please find service hours and full details HERE.

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

Curbside Pickup
  • 10 AM-1 PM Monday-Saturday
DMPL Express
  • 1-7 PM Tuesday-Wednesday
  • 1-5 PM Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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 "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop on the first* Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group.  If you would like to share your writing wi...

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 "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Learn how to design your own 3-D Prints! Join us for our fourth Zoom class where we learn to use scratch coding to create designs.  1-2 weeks after our class you will be able to come pick up your printed projects. This program is best for age...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

LIVE Virtual Storytime: Baby Rhyme Time

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Jennifer at 10:15 a.m. on Facebook for a LIVE virtual Baby Rhyme Time with rhymes, songs, bounces, and puppets.  So put your baby on your lap and get ready for some fun!  Baby Rhyme Time is aimed at children 18 months...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join us in the Battle Arena! Ages 10-18 can participate in this event if you have a Nintendo Switch with a Nintendo Online subscription, and a copy of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Registrants will be emailed instructio...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Creative Readers

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
What does Lucy discover at the end of the string? Find out as we read Lucy and the String by Vanessa Roeder and create a string collage masterpiece. Registration required - Please register as a family if more than one child will b...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.