Fun Fact

Wind chill can cause problems during the winter. Wind chill is the combination of wind and temperature and is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin.

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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.  

 

Friends Foundation

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

 

2016 Friends VJ VIP card

One of the many benefits of becoming a Friends member!

 

2017-18 Friends Board
Front row (left to right): Susan Freed, Katie Bliss, Mary Kay Newton, Stacy Conradt, Kate Amdor, Carol Grant, Jean Fajen, Elizabeth Baustian, Kathleen Till-Stange. 
Back row (left to right): Michele Schatzberg, Katie Getting, Jeff Thomas, Danielle Stull, Don Ryckman, Doug Pfeil , Jim Harrington, Sally Beisser, Dan Werner. 
Unavailable for the photo: Drew Engebrecht , Michelle Mahoney, Justine Morton.

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 by clicking the “Make a Donation” button below.

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.

Make a Donation

Click the Make a Donation button to donate and become a Member of the Friends.

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