West Des Moines Library Teens

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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.  


teens’ blog articles

What is TAB Reading? Every month, I ask our TAB member what they’re reading. Here’s what they’ve been enjoying; check their recommendations out if you’re in need of a new book! Andrew—The Knife of Never Letting Go Delany—The Selection, Backlash, Blood Will Tell, The Body in the Woods Elisabeth—In the Afterlight, Clockwork Prince Jayden—Kingdom of […]

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Young Adult books featuring Native American characters, historical information, or Native American themes.  For more information, please visit https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

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Vote for your favorite books for the https://www.dogobooks.com/voting/2018-teens-top-reads Voting is open now through October 13 during Winners will be announced after Teen Read Week on October 15.  For more info visit https://teenreadweek.ning.com/ 

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Have you every dreamt of meeting your favorite author? Have you ever wanted to learn all their writing tips and secrets? Maybe that person is Ransom Riggs! And maybe you could! Write a short story (500-1000 words) inspired by the peculiar world of Miss Peregrine and submit it here for your chance! Ransom Riggs could […]

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Summer is flying by, and every week we’ve had a blast creating, exploring, smashing, zapping, and–of course–reading! Check out highlights from the summer below, and look at the calendar to register for this month’s programs!

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Welcome to Summer Reading 2018! Register for your reading log on our summer reading website and print your log at home or track your reading online (new for 2018). You can also stop by the library anytime we are open to register and pick up a paper reading log. Prizes begin on June 18!

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Have you ever seen a movie and immediately, subconsciously, began comparing it to the book it was based on? Well, I’ve begun doing this on purpose–not to ruin the movie, but to see how the visual art compliments the written word. That being said, when I heard that Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was […]

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Check out some of these 2018 titles we can’t wait to read!  

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The 57 Bus came up on enough book lists and recommendations that I began taking notice. That is appropriate because that is how the book came about: as a news story that caused a writer to take notice. While this is a non-fiction book, it is written primarily as a story, which makes it fluid […]

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