Summer Reading

Summer Reading Events

Some events require registration. Click on an event or call (515) 283-4152 to register.

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Discover your interests and have fun with the Des Moines Public Library! Teens entering Grades 6th – 12th can stop at any branch location to sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Challenge on June 9th! Pick up a Teen Summer Reading Challenge Task Sheet – and check out our Teen Events, too!

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Get ready to Fizz, Boom, Read! this summer with our reading programs tailored for babies-preschoolers, K-2nd and 3rd-5th graders. Sign up for a task sheet at any of the six Des Moines Public Library branches starting June 9th!

Need a good book?

Check out the Teen Shelf!

Need a good book?

Checkout the Kids Shelf!

Summer Reading Events

Tween Science

Wednesdays, June 18 through July 16, 1:30pm.

At the Central Library

Wednesdays during the Summer Reading Program tweens are invited to visit the Central Library to participate in scientific experiments! There will be a different experiment each week. Pre-registration is required.