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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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West Des Moines Public Library to Remain Curbside-Only Into December At a special meeting of the West Des Moines Public Library Board on Wednesday, November 25, members of the Board and library administration made the decision to maintain a curbside-only model of service through December 23. Before the meeting, the library had been scheduled to […]

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West Des Moines Public Library to Remain Curbside-Only Through End of November At a special meeting of the West Des Moines Public Library Board of Trustees on Tuesday, November 10th, members of the Board and library administration made the decision to maintain a curbside-only model of service through at least November 30th. The library had […]

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  In order to begin Phase 4 of our ongoing renovations, the West Des Moines Public Library will be closed from Tuesday, October 27 through Wednesday, November 11, reopening on November 12. During the closure, library staff and contractors will: Move the children’s collection and other library materials currently housed on the first floor to […]

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Just now, staff handed me a note from a patron in which she tells us that she had some trouble finding our new 24-hour self-service library kiosk once she got to Valley Junction. We want to make it easier for our patrons to find, so here’s a map: To get to the kiosk, turn off […]

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The Orleans Daily Delta, a long-defunct New Orleans newspaper, had in its August 12, 1852 edition a short advertisement that read thus: “One cent reward for Francis or Franklin Allen, a runaway apprentice. He is a good bartender, about fourteen, fair and blue-eyed.” Those who have studied the history of slavery in that part of […]

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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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