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

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 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 "All Ages" group.

South Side Fall Book and Media Sale

October 17, 2019
10:00am - 8:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Leaves are falling. Temps are dropping! Time to bundle up with a good book or movie! Stop by the South Side Library to shop our Fall Book and Media Sale and stock up on good reads and films for the winter. Books, DVDs, CDs, and more will be on sale. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

South Side Fall Book and Media Sale

October 18, 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Leaves are falling. Temps are dropping! Time to bundle up with a good book or movie! Stop by the South Side Library to shop our Fall Book and Media Sale and stock up on good reads and films for the winter. Books, DVDs, CDs, and more will be on sale. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

South Side Fall Book and Media Sale

All Day
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Leaves are falling. Temps are dropping! Time to bundle up with a good book or movie! Stop by the South Side Library to shop our Fall Book and Media Sale and stock up on good reads and films for the winter. Books, DVDs, CDs, and more will be on sale. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Kid's Craft Day: 3-D Paper Pumpkins

October 19, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Halloween
Event Details:
Kids and families! Drop in at South from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our Kid's Craft Day! This week, kids can decorate, color and take home a 3-D paper pumpkin! For youth ages 3 and up. This is a drop-in, unsupervised program. Parent or guardian must be ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

South Side Fall Book and Media Sale

October 21, 2019
10:00am - 8:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Leaves are falling. Temps are dropping! Time to bundle up with a good book or movie! Stop by the South Side Library to shop our Fall Book and Media Sale and stock up on good reads and films for the winter. Books, DVDs, CDs, and more will be on sale. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

South VolunTeens

October 21, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Side Library
Library Branch: South Side Library
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...