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

South Side Library

South Side exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
1111 SW Porter Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50315

Directions:
Google Maps

Brenda Hall headshot

Brenda Hall
Manager 
BKHall@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book a South 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 South Side Library features a wide collection of materials and a large updated children's area: Rosie's Zoo. The teen loft hosts an extensive teen book collection and comfortable seating, as well as a study area with tables containing built-in outlets. The South Side Library welcomes community groups to take advantage of its spacious meeting room.

For Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Rebecca Cloud at RLCloud@dmpl.org

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.

CANCELLED Color Our Pride Banner!

June 2, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Teens! Want to help us decorate our banner for staff to hold in the Pride Parade? Visit the South Side Library from 2:30-4:30 PM and help us color our pride banner! Teens can use our supplies to decorate our banner, make custom buttons with our butto...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

CANCELLED Toddler Storytime

June 3, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Toddlers and caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, occasional crafts and a little playtime with Miss Janee. For toddlers ages 18 months - 3 years. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

CANCELLED Power Play!

June 3, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Adults and children play together in an environment set up to promote all areas of development through open ended active play focused on the 5 Simple Steps to Success strategies of read, write, sing, play and talk. Join us for 60 minutes of Power Pla...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

CANCELLED Color Our Pride Banner!

June 3, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Teens! Want to help us decorate our pride banner for staff to hold in the Pride Parade? Visit the South Side Library from 2:30-4:30 PM and help us color our pride banner! Teens can use our supplies to decorate our banner, make custom buttons with our...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Polk County Master Gardeners present Creating a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

June 3, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join DMPL and Polk County Master Gardeners’ John Fleming to learn about raised bed gardens. This presentation will provide the information you need to build and maintain a productive vegetable garden through sizing a raised bed, construction, soil mi...

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.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED Sunshine Storytime

June 4, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
South Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Families and Kids! Join us on the library lawn at South for Sunshine Storytime from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM! Bring your blanket or tarp and listen to stories and songs outdoors under the trees! Afterwards, families can play with our parachute/outdoor to...