Fun Fact

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

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Megan W., University Exams Coordinator

Thank you so much for all of your help with letting our students [take proctored tests]. The instructor commented that you seem so accommodating and wanted you to know how much it is appreciated!  Thank you and all the staff at WDM! 

 

Friends Foundation

Annual Wine and Cheese (and Beer!) Fundraiser for the Library
Thursday, April 25 at 5:30pm at the Raccoon River Nature Lodge

 

 

Become a Friend of the West Des Moines Library

The West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation supports the West Des Moines Public Library and the many services, materials, and programs it provides to our community. With your support, this year the Friends Foundation will help the Library:

    • Purchase new books, electronic materials, technology, and library artwork.
    • Support essential programs that serve the unique needs of children, teens, adults, and seniors.
    • Help fund the library’s Summer Reading Program serving almost 2,600 registered children.
      During the summer, over 170 programs were offered to more than 25,000 attendees.
    • Sponsor and operate special events like the Visiting Author series, featuring Iowa authors

If you share our belief that a strong public library is essential to making West Des Moines an even better place to live, please join or renew your membership to the Friends Foundation.  Click the [Contribute] button to donate and become a Member of the Friends.

You can also send your membership donation to:

West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation

4000 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-2049

Your membership is tax-deductible and will ensure a strong and vital community library.

The 2018-2019 Friends Foundation Board

Row 1: Kathleen Till-Stange; Michele Schatzberg; Elizabeth Baustian; Tina Hadden; Mary Kay Newton; Lynda Goplerud; Fran Andrews; Sally Beisser; Deb Flagg

Row 2: Dan Werner; Jean Fajen; Kate Amdor; Katie Getting; Katie Bliss; Jeff Thomas; Drew Engebrecht; Susan Freed; Stacy Conradt; Teresa Volcheck; Jim Harrington; Kevin Lam

Absent: Justine Morton; Don Ryckman; Ashley Sly; Kevin Trevillyan

 

2016 Friends VJ VIP card

One of the many benefits of becoming a Friend!

Questions can be directed to wdmlibraryfriends [at] gmail.com.  Note that this email is staffed by volunteers, and may not be answered same-day.