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) 283-4152

Book a South 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 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

January 27, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
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. Applications can be picked up...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime: Slime Storytime

January 27, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Educational, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Does your child love to make slime? Bring the family to Family Storytime: Slime Storytime! We'll read the story, Once Upon a Slime by Andy Maxwell. Afterwards, kids can make their own colorful slime to take home! For youth ages 3-12.  ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Toddler Storytime

January 29, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Toddlers and caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, occasional crafts and a little playtime with Miss Janee. For toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Power Play!

January 29, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Adults and children play together in an environment set up to promote all areas of development through open ended active play focused on the 5 Simple Steps to Success strategies of read, write, sing, play and talk. Join us for 60 minutes of Power Pla...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

South VolunTeens

January 29, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
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. Applications can be picked up...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Preschool Storytime

January 30, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
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. ...