Phone: (515) 283-4152
The Forest Avenue Library features an extensive Foreign Language collection, including materials in Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Karen. We also host a Language Learning Center where we provide computers to access Rosetta Stone, Pronunciator, and English Language Learning materials.
Children will be delighted with Rosie's Forest, our early literacy center, which includes artwork done by Sticks and a wide variety of early literacy stations where children can come to learn and play.
Located in a vibrant neighborhood, the Forest Avenue Library welcomes community groups and individuals to use our meeting spaces and take advantage of everything the library has to offer.
For Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Dana Smith email@example.com.
Friends of the Forest Avenue Library: Join the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library and help support the on-going events at our library location. The Friends meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:30. For more information, stop in or call (515)283-4152.
Forest Ave. Library Storytimes
- Baby Rhyme Time Mondays, 10:15 AM / Los lunes, a las 10:15 | Forest Avenue Library
- Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 6 years) : Wednesdays, 10:15 AM
- Cuentos y Canciones - Bilingual Storytime (toda la familia - entire family)
- Jueves, a las 6:30 PM & Sábado, a las 10:15 AM
- Thursdays, 6:30 PM & Saturdays, 10:15 AM
Upcoming Events at Forest Avenue Library
- Forest Avenue Calming Room | June 18th, 10:00am
- Baby Rhyme Time | June 18th, 10:15am
- The Songs of Bugs with ISU Insect Zoo | June 18th, 2:00pm
- Comics Creators | June 18th, 3:00pm
- Forest Avenue Library Book Discussion | June 18th, 7:00pm
- Play, Grow, Learn | June 19th, 10:15am
- Conversations & Coffee | June 19th, 12:30pm
- Minecraft Club | June 19th, 4:00pm
- Des Moines Public Library Board Meeting | June 19th, 4:15pm
- Forest Avenue Calming Room | June 20th, 10:00am