Fun Fact

Monarch butterflies fly South in autumn to Mexico and California. Traveling between 12 and 25 miles per hour (!), they are the only insect that migrates up to 2,500 miles for nicer weather.

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Katie, WDM

Moved back to WDM after 30 years. ...WDM library has been a big part in my healing process. Days spent in the library reading magazines. Just getting out of my apartment and being around people helped me on some of my worst days. ¬†...It's a peaceful place to forget your problems and fears. At least for a while. Continue to be grateful for the WDM library. 

 

Library Board of Trustees

West Des Moines Public Library Trustees as of January, 2018

Trustee terms are for 4-year appointments.

Name Appointed Term Expires
Myers, Bryan F.
(President)
7/3/08
7/1/13
7/1/17
6/30/09
6/30/17
6/30/21
Murphy, Joseph D.
(Vice President)
3/9/15 6/30/19
Gillespie, Melissa L.
(Secretary)
7/1/16 6/30/20
Brooks, Mary
5/31/17 6/30/21
Pollpeter, Joe 6/30/17 6/30/21
Schneider, Lisa 1/1/18 1/1/22
Grant, Carol 2/1/18 2/1/22
Hardman, Renee
(City Council Liaison)
email: renee.hardman [at] wdm.iowa.gov
Eschete, Darryl
(Library Director)
515-222-3409 (work)
Houghtaling, Shirley
(Head of Public Services)
515-222-3413 (work)
Lumsden, Jenny
(Library Secretary)
515-222-3408 (work)