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All Buildings Remain Closed, Curbside Service Available

All Des Moines Public Library buildings remain 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 is available at all locations. Read more about that HERE

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Fun in the Kitchen: Kid's Cookbooks and Books About Food

Spending time together in the kitchen is a great way to shake up the time you spend together as a family. When you cook together, you talk together, and kids can work on motor skills by scooping, pouring, and dumping. Writing out recipes together is a great way to work on spelling and writing as wel...

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Make Tonight a Movie Night: Borrow DVDs for Free

Any night can be a free movie night when you borrow a movie from the Des Moines Public Library! We know you love checking out books via curbside pickup, but don't forget about our massive DVD selection as well, featuring more than 15,000 titles.  Right now you can borrow tons of popular movi...

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