Limited, In-Person Services Available

All library locations are now open for limited browsing, public computer use, and additional in-person services for several hours per day Monday through Saturday. Please find service hours and full details HERE.

The Next Chapter

Next Chapter


Upcoming Events

Library After Dark: A Library Scavenger Hunt
Friday, March 6, 6:00-7:00 PM
Central Library (1000 Grand Ave.)

Grab your friends and test your savvy in solving mysteries at the library. Teams may have up to four people, and the cost is $20 per team. Prizes will be awarded, and each participant will receive a free drink ticket afterwards where the fun continues in a reserved room at Americana.

Please register for this event by doing one of the following:

1. New! Using your phone, text the word SCAVENGER to 41444 and sign up your team.

2. Complete the Library After Dark registration form and email it to


About The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter is a group of young professionals who support the Des Moines Public Library and Des Moines Public Library Foundation. For more information, contact Dory Briles.