Curbside Pickup Service Begins Monday, June 1

All Des Moines Public Library buildings will be closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Patrons can now place new holds on materials, and curbside pickup service begins June 1. Read more about that HERE

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PRIDE Month - Resources & Books

June is Pride Month! Though Capital City Pride has delayed Des Moines' annual celebration of the LGBTQ community until at least July due to concerns over the COVID pandemic, we wanted to help start the month with a list of local resources utilized by the LGBTQ community, as well as some book recomme...

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One Week with Mango

The library’s free language-learning program, Mango, offers the chance to learn dozens of language from across the globe, including Spanish, Mandarin, German, Japanese, and many others. Beginning the process of learning a language can typically be intimidating and overwhelming: You open up an app an...

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The Most Popular Items During Self-Isolation

During this time of social distancing and isolation, our patrons are using the library's digital materials than ever before. In fact, April saw a record number of eBooks checked out (by a wide margin). We wanted to know what you've been reading, requesting, and watching on Libby an...

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5 Authors You Can Only Find on RBDigital

We know you all love Libby, but there’s another eAudiobook service that offers titles you can’t find *anywhere* else. You may have heard of RBDigital before – fun fact, the RB stands for “Recorded Books” – but have you spent time looking at their library? It’s full of exclusive eAudiobooks from seve...

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Armchair Travel Book Picks

Real talk: You're STILL stuck inside, and you're starting to get sick of your TBR book list. So our librarians put together a list of book suggestions to help you see the world ... from your bed or living room.  ...

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Family-Friendly Audiobooks

Gather your whole family around the phone or tablet and close your eyes as you go on an adventure. Our staff has picked out 12 delightful audiobooks that will capture everyone's imagination. ...

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Gettin' Cozy with 15 Great Reads

Settle into your favorite chair, light your favorite scented candle, and relax. The "Gettin' Cozy" list is full of books to bring comfort and warmth to your social distancing.  ...

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Seven Things to Watch on Kanopy Kids

Make extra screen time extra educational with Kanopy Kids, a video streaming service that’s free with your Des Moines Public Library card. Kanopy Kids includes hundreds of movies, TV shows, and read along books you’re your kids will love. The app is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with ...

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Keep Learning With The Great Courses

As you spend the next few weeks social distancing, you may find yourself with more free time than normal. One of our digital products you definitely should consider using during this time is The Great Courses. The Great Courses are a series of video courses narrated and instructed by college...

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DMPL Guide to eBooks and eAudiobooks

With our buildings closed to the public, we know more people than ever are using our digital services, including our large collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. For many people, this may be their first time using these services, or at least the first time using them extensively. So here's a ...

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The Coronavirus and the Information You Need

The Des Moines Public Library will close all buildings until further notice, effective immediately. All programs at the Des Moines Public Library have been canceled through the end of May. The 2020 Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series has been postponed. Learn more about how you can us...

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7 Ways to Use DMPL Online 24/7

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed until further notice, but know that we are still a source for entertainment and education. And you don't even have to step foot in our buildings to take advantage! Here are 7 ways to use your library card online right now.   ...

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Book Picks: Women's History Month

This month is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day was celebrated across the globe this past Sunday. To commemorate the occasion, library staff has compiled a list of books about inspiring and courageous women. Don't forget to also checkout the Strong Women of the Past and Present...

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