All Summer Long

All Summer Long

It’s time for All Summer Long at the Des Moines Public Library! Our summer reading program is back, featuring even more activities, programs, and crafts! All Summer Long has something for the whole family. You can sign up in-person at any of our locations or register online right now!

Youth (0-18)

  • Sign up online or in-person to earn a canvas tote to carry all your summer reads in.
  • Read and/or complete the literacy activities listed in the All Summer Long log.
  • Fill out your log to earn an awesome book!* Print a log (must still register): English | Spanish
*Completion prizes will be awarded beginning Monday, June 11.

Adults (18+)

  • Sign up online or in-person.
  • Each time you read a book, fill out a form for a chance to win a weekly drawing!
  • Prizes include gift cards to local stores and restaurants.
  • Drawings are held every week at each branch. beginning the week of June 11. See contest rules for more information.


  • Caregivers of five or more children are eligible for our group program.
  • Complete reading and literacy activities to earn a classroom prize pack!
  • To register your group, call 283-4152 ext. 3 and ask for your preferred location.

Thank you to our gracious sponsors:

Sponsors: Des Moines Public Library Foundation, Nationwide Foundation, Bright Foundation, Wells Fargo, Prairie Meadows, Cole-Belin Foundation, The Nelson Foundation, Polk County, The Green Foundation, Kum & Go, George and Kathleen Kochheiser Family Fund, and Morgan Stanley.