Fun Fact

Vernal equinox is the first day of spring. 

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Megan, recent Iowa grad

I graduated from college in May and was burned out from required reading. The convenience and selection of the West Des Moines Library helped me get back into reading. I now read a book a month from my Goodreads list! 

 

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
  • NEW this year!  Help to purchase a Library Van – with an attractive visual wrap! – for WDM Library outreach activities.

New Library Van (Dec, 2017), with Friends Board members (L to R) Doug Pfeil, Kathleen Till-Stange, Jean Fagen, Sally Beisser, Michelle Mahoney, Justine Morton, Mary Brooks, Elizabeth Baustian, Dan Werner (rear), Carol Grant, Stacy Conradt and Library Director Darryl Eschete.

 

2016 Friends VJ VIP card

One of the many benefits of becoming a Friends member!

 

2018-2019 Friends 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

 

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.