South Side Library construction update

Road construction work near South Side Library has closed Porter Avenue between Southwest 12th and Southwest 14th Streets for the next few days. However, the South Side Library remains open during this work! Please enter from Southwest Ninth Street and Porter Avenue.

Storytime on the Go!

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Join Miss Donna at Ashby Park at 10:30 AM for this special outdoor Toddler and Preschool Storytime. We will listen to books, sing songs and move our bodies to music. Story Time on the Go is recommended for children ages 2-5 years old, but younger and older siblings are more than welcome to attend.

Bring your own blanket or chairs.

In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.

Central Iowa Shelter & Services will serve a free meal at this location after the program.  The meal is free and available to anyone.


Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.