Franklin Avenue Library

Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Avenue, 50310
10 AM - 8 PM
10 AM - 8 PM
10 AM - 6 PM
10 AM - 6 PM
10 AM - 5 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 Franklin Avenue Library, on Des Moines’ west side, serves the needs, wants, and tastes of our patrons with a collection of over 100,000 items. Our many media formats include books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, and electronic resources, as well as over 40 Internet stations for easy online access. Let our knowledgeable staff help you find the items you are looking for, or recommend a title to try. Whether it’s information or entertainment that you seek, the Franklin Avenue Library wants to help satisfy your desires.

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For Volunteer Opportunities: Adult volunteers, please contact Sarah Early, Teen volunteers, please contact Jennifer Leveck,

Franklin Ave. Library Storytimes

  • Baby Rhyme Time (ages 0 - 18 months) : Tuesdays, 10:15 AM
  • Toddler Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years) : Wednesdays, 10:15 AM and 10:50 AM
  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 6 years) : Mondays, 10:15 AM
  • Evening Family Storytime (entire family) : Tuesdays, 6:15 PM
  • Saturday Storytime : 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM

Upcoming Events at Franklin Avenue Library