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"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." ~Anne Herbert

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Jacci A, WDM grandmother

I am very excited that the library has so many children's programs! I bring my grandson to several and he loves to come! The staff obviously love kids and are patient and kind.  


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