Fun Fact

The Folies-Bergere theater in New York began offering air conditioning in the summer of 1911 to lure audiences in to watch films and cool off.

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Betsy in Children's

Thanks to library staffer Maria for the lovely red holiday dress for Kit, the American Girl Doll, in the Children’s Department. Two girls said she needs to wear a tiara more often! 


Library Mission


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


The West Des Moines Public Library enriches the quality of life of community residents by providing convenient, timely and equal access to information and ideas. The library is committed to offering engaging activities, opportunities for personal and professional growth, promoting the love of reading and learning while remaining responsive
the changing needs of the community.

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