Pickup Window Hours: Mon-Fri: 4 PM - 6 PM
Phone: (515) 283-4152
Summer Reading begins June 1! Mark you calendars now with the many great events we're having in June and July!
The Central Library is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines at 1000 Grand Avenue in the Western Gateway Park near the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden. Offering unique architecture and a green roof, the Central Library has something for everyone. Our collection includes a wide variety of books, media, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, historic periodicals, city directories, sheet music and an extensive Iowa Collection. Free parking underground. The Central Library is a great place to get a book, use a computer or spend some time researching.
For Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Stephanie Fruhling, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Library Storytimes
- Baby Rhyme Time (ages 0 - 18 months) : Wednesdays, 10:15 AM
- Toddler Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years) : Fridays, 10:15 AM
- Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 6 years) : Thursdays, 10:15 AM
- Evening Family Storytime (entire family) : Tuesdays, 6:30 PM
Upcoming Events at Central Library
- Family Storytime | May 23rd, 6:30pm
- Baby Rhyme Time | May 24th, 10:15am
- Teen/Tween STEM: Dissecting Owl Pellets | May 24th, 2:00pm
- Early Out @ Central | May 24th, 2:00pm
- Preschool Storytime | May 25th, 10:15am
- LEGO Fridays | May 26th, 10:00am
- Toddler Storytime | May 26th, 10:15am
- Family Storytime | May 30th, 6:30pm
- AViD presents Heather Gudenkauf | May 30th, 7:00pm
- Baby Rhyme Time | May 31st, 10:15am