Fun Fact

Hail is a chunk or stone of ice dropped from a thunderstorm. Sleet is frozen rain. Freezing rain is liquid rain that freezes to a surface such as the road or a tree.

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Melissa, stay-at-home mom

When our first child was eighteen months old, I left my job to become a stay at home mom. I hadn't realized how challenging it would be to keep coming up with new ways to entertain a toddler. When I started looking for activities for kids, the West Des Moines Library was ready for us with free story times, sign language classes, music classes, crafts, and puppet shows. The library staff kept me and my kids from going stir crazy on many long winter mornings. Now that our two kids are in elementary school and have their own library cards, they still make frequent visits to the library. They learned long ago that there's always something new to explore and check out at the West Des Moines Library. 

 

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There are any number of ways you can Support Your West Des Moines Public Library

We have many opportunities for volunteering at the library.

Our West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation also provides many opportunities to support your Library by becoming a Friend of the Library, our Book Buy Book program, and more.  Funds from the Friends Foundation regularly support programming here at the Library, as well as many special projects.

This new website, launched in 2013, was made possible in part by a bequest from a generous library patron.  Consider the West Des Moines Library when discussing your planned giving.