The West Des Moines Public Library Youth Services Department is pleased to provide library visits for day care centers, preschools, public/private schools, scout troops, homeschoolers, and other organizations located in the city of West Des Moines. Enjoy a lively storytime, learn about the importance of the library in the community, or take an exciting behind-the-scenes tour.  We can also come to you!

To schedule a library visit or a visit by a librarian to your facility, please fill out the form below.  We will contact you via email shortly to organize a visit.

General Library Visit Guidelines

  • Library visits are scheduled for day care centers, preschools, public/private schools, scout troops, homeschoolers, and other organizations when library programming permits, weekdays during the school year (September through May). Library visits are not scheduled during the summer, (June through August).
  • The Youth Services Department offers visits on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please contact the Library via the form below to schedule a visit at least three (3) weeks in advance. The library cannot provide programs for drop-in visits.
  • Schools and organizations requesting visits must be located in the city of West Des Moines.

Youth Services Outreach Request Form

  • Communication will primarily be via email, so please provide an email address that is monitored regularly.
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  • We will work with you to create a plan for your visit.