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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 


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There’s a lot going on.  With us, too.  So we’ve compiled some information into a Library eNewsletter. Click the image below to read our latest edition You can also Subscribe to the WDM Library eNewsletter to see future issues West Des Moines Public Library eNewsletter – Volume 1 – June 2020

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UPDATE 5/22/20: The Library building is still closed to the public. However! We are restarting curbside pickups for holds this week. Pickups will be by-appointment only.  Once you receive a notice that you have items ready, please call 515-222-3404 to make an appointment.  That number will be answered during pickup hours:  currently 10a-5p M-F and […]

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To see the Video from Darryl Eschete, Library Director, CLICK HERE. Here is the text of his announcement: April 29, 2020 Hello, West Des Moines Public Library Users! I hope you’re all staying safe as we keep on in these strange and frustrating times. After Monday’s press conference, it looks like the Governor and her […]

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What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and Kids favorites. They partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment. How can I watch Kanopy? Kanopy is available to WDM Residents with […]

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So we put out a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in March.  We wanted to update some information, based on new regulations from the State. In order to protect public health and following recommendations from the State, the WDM Library will be closed until at least the end of April.  We are working on plans for […]

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UPDATE – April:  Per regulations, our library building is closed at least through mid-May.  Please see this video from our Director for more info on our phased reopening plans.   We do not yet have a reopen date.   Q. I have library materials checked out. Can I still return them? A. Yes, the book drop remains […]

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Looking for a great read? Wonderful news! Bridges (OverDrive), one of our ebook and eaudio providers, has just released all of the Duke Classics for you to enjoy. This is a collection of famous works you’ve always wished you had the time to read. Hear The Call of the Wild, visit Prince Edward Island with […]

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