South Side Library

South Side exterior shot

Location Details

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

Directions:
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Alicia Mangin

Alicia Mangin
Manager 
AMMangin@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book a South Side Library meeting room

In-Person Services
  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Monday-Thursday
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
  • 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
  • Closed Sunday
 

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. Our study rooms have been newly renovated with a focus on creating spaces for conversations and virtual meetings. The South Side Library welcomes community groups to take advantage of its spacious meeting room.

For Volunteer Opportunities: Adult volunteers, please contact Rebecca Cloud - RLCloud@dmpl.org. Teens and kids, please contact Janeé Jackson-Doering - jmjackson-doering@dmpl.org.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reading Challenge 2022 Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Welcome to the 2022 Reading Challenge Book Club! Each month we'll read a title that fulfills at least one of the 12 categories and then talk about what we think! Participate each month and you'll be all set for the challenge! Our May book is a "Bo...

Disclaimer(s)

Email Required

Please make sure you have entered a valid email address as the online event details will be sent to you prior to the event. If you have not received a confirmation email your inbox, please check your spam folder.

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

Outdoor Family Storytime: Messy Play!

6:30pm - 7:00pm
South Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Janee for stories and fun outside on the South Side Library sidewalk for Outdoor Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.! This week, Miss Janee will read I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont. Afterwards, kids and caregivers can pl...

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

Storytime Disclaimer

Masks are encouraged for attendees 2 years and older. Please observe social distancing when possible and visit us another day if you or your child are not feeling well.

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

Play, Grow, Learn!

10:00am - 11:30am
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers can engage in open play, come and go activities at South.  Play, Grow, Learn is an opportunity to meet families with other young children and engage in the five simple steps to success - Read, Write, Sin...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Business Model Canvas

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
This three week workshop will give your business a boost!  You will learn: What is a business model canvas and how does it help? Customer Segment and Value Propositions Customer Relationships, Channels, and Revenue Streams Key Partne...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Outdoor Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can join Miss Janee outside for Outdoor Preschool Storytime at South! Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and sit along the library’s sidewalk. Children can listen to stories, move to musical activities and play ...

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

Storytime Disclaimer

Masks are encouraged for attendees 2 years and older. Please observe social distancing when possible and visit us another day if you or your child are not feeling well.

Memorial Day

All Day 5/29 - 5/30
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site, DMPL Virtual
Description:
All locations will be closed Sunday and Monday in observance of Memorial Day. ...