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I've kept track of the e-books that I've checked out since the library started e-books in 2010 and what they cost on Amazon at the time I checked them out. 289 books - $2316. And that's not counting the audio books I've checked out. I've always told my kids that the library is one of the only things in life that's free! I've told many people about the wonderful things available at the library. 

 

Volunteer

What Volunteer Opportunities does the Library offer?

We appreciate your choice to offer your time and abilities to the West Des Moines Public Library! We periodically have volunteer opportunities. We ask that you fill out one of the applications below (adult or student), so that we have your information. As needs and opportunities arise, we can then contact you.


 

Adults (18 years and older):

Library Adult Volunteer Application Please fill out the Adult Volunteer Application above and return it to the Information Desk.We try to match our applicant’s interests, abilities, and schedule with available positions. Your application will be kept on file for approximately one year, and you will be contacted if an appropriate position becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the library Community Services Office at 515-222-3407. Possible duties may include:

  • straightening, dusting, shelf reading
  • delivering books to a homebound patron
  • children’s programs assistant, crafts preparation
  • special projects – stuffing envelopes, surveys, etc.
  • calling patrons regarding reserved items

 

Teens (under 18 years old):

WDM Library Group Service Project Application 2016-17

Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or volunteer hours?  The Library is looking for volunteers to help out with monthly group service projects.   We will be performing a variety of tasks to help out the Library.   No experience or training necessary!

Project is for students in 9th-12th grade. To participate or for more information please call 515.222.3412 or email wdmlibraryvolunteers@wdm.iowa.gov.


 

**PLEASE NOTE: all of our regular student volunteer positions for the 2016-2017 school year have been filled**

WDM Library Student Volunteer Application 2016-17

We are interested in student volunteers who have completed 7th grade who are self-motivated, reliable, hard-working, and cooperative.  Please complete the Student Volunteer Application then return the application to any of the Library’s service desks.  After your volunteer application is reviewed, your name will be put on a list of potential volunteers. Your name will remain on the list of potential volunteers until a need arises. You will only be contacted if we are in need of a volunteer.

Volunteer positions are for students in 8th-12th Grade. To participate or for more information please call 515.222.3412 or email wdmlibraryvolunteers@wdm.iowa.gov.