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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

Hours:
Sunday:  Closed
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 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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED Storytime: Daniel Tiger Visits the Library!

April 2, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Daniel Tiger is coming to the Des Moines Public Library! Kids and families can listen to Daniel Tiger stories and songs. After storytime, attendees can meet Daniel Tiger and get their picture taken with him! For youth ages 0 to 8.  ...

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.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Job Seekers

April 2, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
Looking for a new job? Join us for help with job-related topics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. First Thursday: Job Searching with Google Second Thursday: Job Applications Third Thursday: ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Watercolor Painting

April 2, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Learn basic watercolor painting techniques and create beautiful backgrounds for stamped cards in this guided watercolor class led by Lisa Christensen. It's a great way to relax and make new friends. Space is limited, please preregister to save y...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

CANCELLED Friday Family Gaming

April 3, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Relax and enjoy North Side's game collection. Snacks will be provided. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

CANCELLED Friends of the North Side Library Bake Sale

April 4, 2020
10:00am - 3:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Side Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibits
Event Details:
Friends of the North Side Library Bake Sale.  Purchase Breakfast Pizza and other baked goods and help support the Friends of the North Side Library.  10 am until Sold Out!   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Sit n' Stitch

April 4, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Spend a few hours with other crafters and work on your knit, crochet, or needle craft projects. Please bring your own supplies and projects with you. Snacks, beverages, and pleasant company provided. Please note: No formal instruction is provided....

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.