South Side Library

South Side exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
1111 SW Porter Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50315

Directions:
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Brenda Hall headshot

Brenda Hall
Manager 
BKHall@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 248-6279

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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 South Side Library features a wide collection of materials and a large updated children's area: Rosie's Zoo. The teen loft hosts an extensive teen book collection and comfortable seating, as well as a study area with tables containing built-in outlets. The South Side Library welcomes community groups to take advantage of its spacious meeting room.

For Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Paige Knotts at PKKnotts@dmpl.org.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.

South VolunTeens

October 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Teens! Are you looking for a place to volunteer? Become a VolunTeen at the South Side Library! Teens ages 12-18 can volunteer at South and complete various library projects with the youth librarian from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Applicat...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CSI Des Moines: True Crime Stories

October 23, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Halloween, Educational
Event Details:
Hear true crime stories that occurred in Des Moines by retired DMPD Senior Crime Scene Investigator Greg Gourd. This program is intended for an adult audience. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

October 24, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Janee for stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and occasional crafts/activities that build literacy and kindergarten-readiness skills. Ages three to five. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Kid's Craft Day: Monster Masks

October 26, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween
Event Details:
Kids! Drop in at South from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our Kid's Craft Day! This week, kids can decorate and take home a monster mask just in time for Halloween in our Elementary Area! For youth ages 3 and up. This is a drop-in, unsupervised program. Pa...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Furry Tales with Caper

October 26, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Children are encouraged to read with Caper, the therapy dog, at South! Caper is a friendly Pembroke Welsh Corgi who loves to hear stories! Walk in and choose a book to read to Caper in the Children's Area! For youth ages 3-12. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Paint Yourself Calm

October 26, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
South Side Library
Registration
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Attend this guided class, led by watercolorist Lisa Christensen. You will complete a calming project that will allow you to paint and practice mindfulness. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, but if you have a favorite brush or p...