Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will open at NOON Tuesday, January 26 for curbside pickup (and computers at Central Library) due to inclement weather. All holds pickup deadlines and due dates have been extended until Wednesday, January 27.

Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

Grab-and-Go Thursday

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Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn

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Thursdays are Grab-and-Go at DMPL! Stop by any DMPL branch during their curbside hours to pick up your Summer Reading Grab-and-Go Bag, full of take-home crafts and activities appropriate for *ages 2 to 12, as well as a Summer Reading Log. Every Thursday there will be a new bag with new fun things to do and create!

This week's Grab-and-Go Bag will be available from Thursday, August 6 , through Wednesday, August 12 , while supplies last. 

Learn more about Summer Reading and how to participate this year on our website. 


*Please note, Grab-and-Go Bags are intended to be used with adult supervision.