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The earliest known use of the term ‘spring-cleaning’ was in 1857.

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Thank you for offering a summer reading program for adults so that I can participate with my children. 



The West Des Moines Library is pleased to offer several options for e-content – including eBooks, eAudio, online Comics! – which you can download and enjoy on e-readers, mobile devices or your home computer. One of these devices, Internet access and a WDM Library card are all you need to get started!

Enjoy Movies?  We have plenty of content to stream!  

Our eVideo (streaming video) options:


AVOD World Cinema Collection



The World Cinema Collection from Access Video/Films on Demand provides access to hundreds of independent and foreign films which you can stream from home and on your devices.  More info and help here.

Go directly to AVOD World Cinema by clicking the image above.  


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Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.

View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!

Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters.  More info.

Go directly to Instant Flix by clicking the image above.  


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Advanced Search – Format: Streaming Video


You may already use our OverDrive Bridges service to read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks.  Now you can watch streaming video, too!

You can borrow and watch free shows, movies, and more from your library’s OverDrive collection. Videos will play either in the OverDrive app (for Android or iOS) or right in your web browser. Visit OverDrive Help for more info.

Go directly to OverDrive Bridges by clicking the image above.