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
- Kitchen Science: Play With Your Food | July 25th, 5:00pm
- Family Storytime | July 25th, 6:30pm
- Mother Goose on the Loose | July 26th, 9:15am
- Baby Rhyme Time | July 26th, 10:15am
- Learn to Draw Manga with the Des Moines Art Center! | July 26th, 2:00pm
- Preschool Storytime for Preschools/Daycares | July 27th, 9:30am
- Preschool Storytime for Families | July 27th, 10:15am
- Toddler Art Outside: Nature | July 28th, 9:30am
- LEGO Fridays | July 28th, 10:00am
- Toddler Storytime | July 28th, 10:15am