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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

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In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, the West Des Moines Library is pleased to host our fourth-annual WDM Writes Poetry Night. Our event will take place Thursday, April 11 at 6:30PM in the library’s Community Room. All of our winning poets have been invited to read their work live at tomorrow’s […]

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The West Des Moines Library is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 West Des Moines WRITES Poetry Contest! K-3: Alice Roos David Dehner Josh Salami 4-6: Ridge Rutherford Elizabeth Kummet Lila Mae Reum 7-8: Trinity Richer Shreya Joshi Uriel Rodriguez 9: Christina Arbs Reagan Mann Kaua’i Cua 10-12: Jake Henke Erin Baedke Morgan […]

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West Des Moines WRITES:  A community poetry contest and reading The West Des Moines Library is hosting a community poetry contest culminating in a reading event to celebrate Poetry Month and National Library Week. We invite everyone to submit poetry entries to the library through February 28. Winners will be invited to share their work […]

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It’s an age-old discussion among librarians: how to handle children who spend hours at the library without their parents or guardians. Many public library workers have a background in education/child care or have children of their own, and thus try their best to see to these children and their safety. But the public should know: […]

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Do you need a last-minute gift idea for a young person in your life? Check out some of these staff favorites! Mindy (Board Books): ABC Universe (American Museum of Natural History ABC Series) From an astronaut in space to Voyager, yellow dwarf, and zenith, this ABC board book opens up the entire universe to children! […]

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Welcome to our second-annual Winter Reading Challenge! We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a Half Price Books gift card. To sign up, visit https://wdmlibrary.beanstack.org. If you have participated in other reading programs in the past […]

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Our second-annual Winter Reading Challenge starts this Saturday, December 1. We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a Half Price Books gift card. To sign up, visit https://wdmlibrary.beanstack.org. If you have participated in other reading programs […]

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3 Secrets of the Library……… Okay, so they’re not really secrets but they are great services you might not know about yet! Hotspots Have a need for high-speed wireless internet at home or on the go? You can check out a hot spot from the library for a week. Click here for check out information. […]

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Try ALSC blogger Pamela Groseclose’s Harry Potter themed reading lists based on your house.  For those of you who are Ravenclaws, this month’s post is for you! Find Slytherine’s book list here: http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2018/04/a-hogwarts-reading-list-slytherin/ Here’s Gryffindor’s list: http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2018/07/a-hogwarts-reading-list-gryffindor/ I’m looking forward to the next month when she’ll focus on books all Hufflepuffs should read! (That’s my house!)

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11am on Friday, August 3rd in the Community Room!  The next in our Parent Quest series. A registered dietician from HyVee will present on healthy lunches in anticipation of the start of the school year. Registration is required and opens July 1.  Go here to register:  http://wdmlibrary.librarymarket.com/parent-quest-back-school Parent Quest is a program of the WDMCS Community […]

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