All Summer Long

All Summer Long


It’s time for All Summer Long at the Des Moines Public Library! Our summer reading program is back, featuring even more activities, programs, and crafts! All Summer Long has something for the whole family. You can sign up in-person beginning June 3 at any of our locations or register online right now!

Youth (0-18)

  • Sign up online or in-person beginning June 3 to earn a canvas tote to carry all your summer reads in.
  • Read and/or complete the literacy activities listed in the All Summer Long log.
  • Fill out your log to earn an awesome book!* Print a log (must still register): English | Spanish

*Completion prizes will be awarded beginning Monday, June 10.

Adults (18+)

  • Sign up in-person or online beginning June 3.
  • Each time you read a book, fill out a form for a chance to win a biweekly drawing!
  • Drawings are held every other week at each branch, beginning the week of June 17. See contest rules for more information.

Groups

  • Caregivers of five or more children are eligible for our group program.
  • Complete reading and literacy activities to earn a classroom prize pack!
  • To register your group (beginning June 3), call 283-4152 ext. 3 and ask for your preferred location.

Youth Program Calendars

 

Upcoming Programs

Ongoing Programs

 

Upcoming Programs

 

East Side Library

CROSSROADS: A Journey with the Blues, featuring Chad Elliot
Saturday, August 10, 10:30 AM

South Side Library

LEGO Saturday
Saturday, August 10, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

 

Ongoing Programs

 

Central Library

Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM

Baby Rhyme Time
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM

Preschool Storytime for Groups
Thursdays, 9:30 AM

Preschool Storytime for Families
Thursdays, 10:30 AM

Toddler Storytime
Fridays, 10:15 AM

 

East Side Library

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM

Bilingual Storytime
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, 10:30 AM

Play, Grow, Learn
Fridays, 10:30 AM

 

Forest Avenue Library

Forest Avenue Calming Room
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Play, Grow, Learn!
Mondays
, 10:15 AM
Thursdays, 10:15 AM

Comics Creators
Mondays
, 3:00 PM

Gaming Unplugged
Tuesdays
, 1:00 PM

Minecraft Club
Tuesdays
, 4:00 PM

Storytime
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM

Pop-up Playground
Thursdays
, 1:30 PM

Girls Who Code
Thursdays
, 5:00 PM

Bilingual Storytime
Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Saturdays, 10:15 AM

 

Franklin Avenue Library

Preschool Storytime
Mondays
, 10:15 AM

Baby Rhyme Time
Tuesdays
, 10:15 AM

Family Storytime
Tuesdays
, 6:15 PM

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays
, 10:15 and 10:50 AM

LEGO Fridays
Fridays, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

 

North Side Library

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesdays
, 10:30 AM

Family Storytime
Wednesdays
, 6:30 PM

Storytime
Thursdays
, 10:30 AM

 

South Side Library

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays
, 10:00 AM

Play, Grow, Learn!
Wednesdays
, 10:30 AM

Sunshine Storytime
Thursdays
, 10:00 AM


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