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) 248-6285

Book a 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.

Pumpkin Painting

October 18, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween
Event Details:
Come paint pumpkins with us at the North Side Library! While supplies last. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Take Back Control of Your Life From Technology: Freedom in the Digital Age!

October 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Do you get anxious when your cellphone dies or you forget it at home? Do you find yourself looking at a screen while spending time with your friends or family? This program will give you an inside look at the techniques technology developers use to k...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

October 21, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library
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

October 21, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Educational, Computers & Technology
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

October 22, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
North Side Library
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....
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

October 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
North Side Library
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Families can enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together on Wednesday nights. It's a great way for busy families to relax and listen to stories together....