Read and Ride DART

Posted on September, 11 2023

DART is partnering with participating public libraries to celebrate Library Card Sign up Week! Use your library card to ride FREE on DART’s Local and Express routes and On Call services September 17-23.

Just show your library card when you board any DART bus. Then settle in with a good book or enjoy DART's free WiFi to listen to an eAudiobook or read an eBook. Check out DART’s curated reading list!

Use the MyDART app trip planner to plan your route to work, shopping or to your local library.

 Participating libraries include Des Moines, Grimes, Johnston, Urbandale and West Des Moines.

Don’t have a library card? Visit your local library.

Facebook Bookmark Giveaway Details

Anyone who comments on our Sept. 17 Facebook post their favorite place in Greater Des Moines to ride then read, will be eligible to recieve a set of (3) DART & Des Moines Public Library theme bookmarks. These bookmarks can be picked up at the Customer Service window at DART Central Station (620 Cherry St.) or can be mailed to you home. You will recieve a Messenger message asking how you prefer to recieve your bookmarks.


Anyone with a valid mailing address or the ability to pick up the bookmarks from DART Central Station is eligible to recieve the prize. The giveaway will be treated on a first come, first serve basis. Only one entry per person will be accepted. This giveaway will run from 8:01 a.m. September 17 until 11:59 p.m. September 20. Supplies are limited. Please reach out to us on social media, via Facebook or Instagram for more details.

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