Mother Goose on the Loose

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. No registration is required - this class will meet once per month from 10:30-11:00 AM. Special Saturday Dates are: July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, and December 16th

Furry Tales

Aug 19
Saturday 11:00 am
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!

Furry Tales

Stop by the Forest Avenue Library children's area and read a book to Jersey, the reading therapy dog! Reading to Jersey is a great way to build reading/language skills while making a furry friend!

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Aug 21
Monday 12:00 pm

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in parts of the continental United States. Here in Des Moines we will see a partial eclipse, the moon will cover 95 percent of the sun, a spectacular sight.

Franklin Avenue Library will host a Viewing Party. All participants are required to receive a mandatory safety viewing lesson and pair of protective glasses. Please bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and plenty of water. In case of inclement weather, we will have a live feed of the eclipse from NASA in the Meeting Room.