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

East Side Library

East Side Library exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
2559 Hubbell Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50317

Directions:
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Ashley Molzen headshot

Ashley Molzen
Manager
ARMolzen@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book an East Side Library meeting room

Hours:
Sunday:  Closed
Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

The East Side Library is a welcoming space for everyone who wants to explore new interests or master new skills. Our free programs and displays will inspire you, and our helpful staff will assist with finding items in both English and Spanish. Dive into the colorful environment of Rosie’s Ocean (our themed space in the children’s area), attend a program in our meeting room, relax with a book or magazine in our fireplace nook, or use our computers and WiFi to help you achieve your goals.

La East Side Library es una biblioteca que da las bienvenidas a cualquiera que quiera explorar intereses nuevos o aprender nuevas habilidades. Nuestros programas gratuitos y exhibiciones de libros lo inspirarán y nuestro personal podrá asistirle en encontrar materiales en inglés y español.  Sumérgese en el Mar de Rosie—el área de niños temático y vívido, asista a un programa en nuestro salón de reuniones, relájese con un libro o revista a lado de la chimenea, o use las computadoras y WiFi para lograr sus metas.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Primary Election Polling Place

June 2, 2020
7:00am - 8:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The East Side Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County Polling Place. The Meeting Room will open to the public at 7:00 AM and will close to the public and voting will cease at 8:00 PM. Regular library services will not be available due to th...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

CANCELLED Mother Goose on the Grass with Rosie Reader!

June 2, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
East Side Library Rosie's Nature Nook
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Rosie's Nature Nook
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for a very special edition of Mother Goose on the Loose out on the library lawn with Rosie Reader, our library monster mascot!  Celebrate the summer, monsters, and the great outdoors as we read, sing, and play outside!  In case of r...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones Bilingües

June 2, 2020
6:00pm - 6:30pm
East Side Library Rosie's Nature Nook
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Rosie's Nature Nook
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Venga y disfrute cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

CANCELLED Break or Make Lab: Create a Monster

June 3, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Join us for a very special edition of Make or Break Lab where we create our own monsters from the wreckage during our Monster Week!  It's time to break it and make it! Do you wonder how things are made? Join us for a monthly deconstruction lab w...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

CANCELLED Rosie Visits Teachout Aquatic Center for Storytime!

June 4, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
East Side Library Outreach
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Outreach
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Stop by the Teachout Aqautic Center for a very special edition of Preschool Storytime with Rosie Reader!  Wear your swim suit if you would like to sit in the zero depth end during storytime.  Children must have parent/guardian present with ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

CANCELLED Rainbow Meet-up | Reunión Arcoíris

June 4, 2020
4:30pm - 6:30pm
East Side Library Rosie's Nature Nook
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Rosie's Nature Nook
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with weekly all-ages meet-ups to connect with LGBTQ folks and allies! Learn about upcoming events, listen to music by Queer artists, and check out LGBTQ books by Queer authors and about Queer characters. Coloring she...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Clases de Ciudadanía/ Citizenship Classes

June 4, 2020
5:00pm - 7:30pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
LSI will provide citizenship classes in English on Tuesdays at 6pm-8pm and Thursdays from 5pm-7:30pm. This is a 10-week course; 2.5 hours, twice per week. Cost is $20. Required books sponsored by East Side Library. Pre-registration and...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.