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, email@example.com.
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
- Artsy Smartsy FLASH Sale! | June 23rd, 9:00am
- Toddler Art Outside: Chalk! | June 23rd, 9:30am
- LEGO Fridays | June 23rd, 10:00am
- Toddler Storytime | June 23rd, 10:15am
- Interrobang Film Festival - Des Moines Arts Festival | June 23rd, 11:00am
- Interrobang Film Festival - Des Moines Arts Festival | June 24th, 11:00am
- Interrobang Film Festival - Des Moines Arts Festival | June 25th, 11:00am
- Maker Mondays: Tessellations | June 26th (All day)
- STEM Kids: Float my Boat Challenge | June 26th, 10:30am
- Teen / Tween Coding with Ozobot | June 26th, 2:30pm