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Des Moines Public Library

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees


1000 Grand AveDes Moines, IA 50309 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission
"The Des Moines Public Library is the bridge to a world of information and ideas for personal enjoyment and community growth."


Our Vision
The Des Moines Public Library is the recognized leader in expanding the
universe of opportunities for imagination, innovation and lifelong learning
benefiting its diverse community.

Our Core Values
The Des Moines Public Library values:

      our customers and our focus on their diverse needs/wants.
      intellectual freedom and confidentiality.
      innovation as the engine that drives change.
      our staff as our greatest asset.
      stewardship of the community's investment.
    universal access to services, materials and opportunities for lifelong learning and enjoyment.


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