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Lisa, local professional

I grew up in WDM and visited the "old" library on Grand Avenue every Saturday.  I still remember the help and encouragement I received from the staff members, who undoubtedly understood the value of my insatiable appetite for books! Today, at 50, I've had a successful writing and editing career for years... I credit that little building on Grand and its warm, wonderful staff with giving a young girl in the 1970s the tools to create a future with the written word. 

 

Using the Library

Welcome to the West Des Moines Public Library!

We are glad you are here.

Use the links at the left to find out how to maximize your experience here at the Library, including how to get a library card, request titles for library purchase or to borrow from another library, use our meeting or study rooms, use our library computers, and more!

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