Fun Fact

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

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WHAHOO! Mostly I stopped paying for my internet/cable package cause TV rots your brain and I realized I could get the internet at the library for free. And the WDM library lets you have 4 hours of internet and the downtown library only lets you have 1. So my choice was clear. Also, the WDM library has a prettier view from the windows, and it has more windows. And if you walk to it it's a pretty walk :-) 

 

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, 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 linked above and return it to the First Floor Service 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. Available duties include:

  • homebound delivery
  • pulling hold items
  • straightening, dusting, and shelf reading

 


Teens (under 18 years old):

WDM Library Group Service Project Application 2017-18

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 for the 2017-18 school year.   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.

 


WDM Library Student Volunteer Application 2017-18

PLEASE NOTE: All student volunteer positions have been filled for the 2017-2018 school year.

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

 


WDM Library Teen Summer Volunteer Application 2018

We are interested in student volunteers who are at least 13 years old and/or have completed 7th grade.  Please complete the Teen Summer Volunteer Application then return the application to any of the Library’s service desks.  Summer applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled.

Volunteer positions are for students entering 8th through graduating high school seniors. For more information please call 515.222.3412 or email wdmlibraryvolunteers@wdm.iowa.gov

 


WDM Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) permission form

WDM Public Library TAB Bylaws

Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens?  If you are then the West Des Moines Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you! For more information about TAB, see here or contact wdmlibraryvolunteers@wdm.iowa.gov or 515-222-3405.