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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Lisa, local professional

I grew up in WDM and visited the "old" library on Grand Avenue every Saturday.  I still remember the help and encouragement I received from the staff members, who undoubtedly understood the value of my insatiable appetite for books! Today, at 50, I've had a successful writing and editing career for years... I credit that little building on Grand and its warm, wonderful staff with giving a young girl in the 1970s the tools to create a future with the written word. 

 

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

We have many Volunteer Opportunities 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.  They host Author and other events here at the WDM Library. Funds from the Friends Foundation regularly support programming here at the Library, as well as many special projects.

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