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“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming" ~Pablo Neruda

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Our family has visited the library each week, and all 5 of us look forward to it. It's a nice relaxing place, both inside and out. The collection is wonderful, and staff is welcoming and great with customer service. As a library director of 6 years, this is a great example of library service. 


Library Mission


The West Des Moines Public Library will promote the joy of reading, the
love of learning and the sharing of ideas by providing access to
information and knowledge for people of all ages.


The West Des Moines Public Library is a relevant and integral part of the
community. The library enriches the lives of residents by providing
convenient and timely access to information and ideas, by offering
engaging activities and opportunities for personal and professional growth,
by promoting a love of reading and learning and by remaining responsive
the changing needs of its users.

Above taken from the WDM Library Strategic Plan, July 2017 – June 2022