This multi-year facility improvement plan is a public-private partnership between the City of Des Moines, the Library and the Library Foundation. A total of $48 million dollars was committed to the building of a new Central Library, the renovation and expansion of all five branch libraries and the eventual addition of a new branch.
The new Central Library hasbeen open for six years and five of the six branch libraries have been completed. We are now in the final planning stages of Franklin Avenue branch renovation. You may contribute in a number of ways, by printing the form below and mailing your contribution to the Foundation, by purchasing a "square foot" with the form below or by giving on-line through the Donate Now button (please send an e-mail to the foundation if using this method).
For more information about this project or for information about commemorative gift opportunities, please call the Foundation
Here are two ways to make a contribution:
Send a donation of any amount you choose:
Print the donation form
Buy a symbolic "Square Foot" of one of the new libraries.
Print the Square Foot donation form
Square Foot donation form
Once your form is completed, you can mail or fax to:
Des Moines Public Library Foundation
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309