North Side Library

North Side Library exterior shot

Location Details

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

Directions:
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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 "Children" group.

Straw Maze Challenge

December 13, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Join us at North Side to design a maze for marbles with straws and paper plates! For ages 5-12...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

The Gift of Story

December 14, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Holidays, Performances
Event Details:
Irish American storyteller Maureen Korte writes, adapts, and tells stories of every genre, from every country for every kind of audience. Come hear her family winter and Christmas stories from around the world. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

North Side Library Holiday Flash Book Sale

All Day12/16 - 12/21
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
The North Side Library is having a Holiday Flash Book Sale from December 16 through December 21 during library hours.  Pick up a last-minute gift--books, magazines, music and more!   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

December 16, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Visit us at the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Create an email account, build a simple resume, and learn about the library catalog....
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Minecraft Club

December 16, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Come build with us! Computers and iPads provided: just bring your imaginations. Ages 8-18....
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose

December 17, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement....