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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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Did you know? Starting in January 2020, the Youth Services Department no longer requires registration for all regular storytimes! This includes: Monday, 6:45PM–Family Storytime Tuesday, 9:30AM and 10:30AM–Lapsit Lambs Wednesday, 9:30AM and 10:30AM–Family Storytime Thursday, 9:30AM and 10:30AM–Lapsit Lambs Thursday, 10:30AM–Oliver’s Puppy Tales Friday, 10:30AM–Oliver’s Puppy Tales Join us anytime storytime is in session. For […]

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Welcome to our third-annual Winter Reading Challenge! We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a gift card to a book store. To sign up, visit HTTPS://WDMLIBRARY.BEANSTACK.ORG. If you have participated in other reading programs […]

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Welcome to our third-annual Winter Reading Challenge! We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a gift card to a book store. To sign up, visit HTTPS://WDMLIBRARY.BEANSTACK.ORG. If you have participated in other reading programs […]

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Come join us in the youth services department to have some dinosaur fun this month! You can help decorate our bulletin board by coloring a dinosaur, follow our dinosaur path, find 10 hidden dinos throughout the department, and check out a dino-tastic book!

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Today we put a brand-new book into the collection: Ready for School: A Parent’s Guide to Playful Learning for Children ages 2 to 5 from the Sesame Street Workshop. Inside you’ll find over 250 pages of research-based best parenting and caregiving practices for young children on a variety of topics, from literacy to health to early […]

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What do your children know about poverty in the United States, especially as it impacts other kids? We recently added a new memoir by Rex Ogle to our children’s collection called Free Lunch. In this book, the author does a deep dive into his first semester of middle school and the impact his home life had […]

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Fri, Sept 27th – Sun, Sept 29th! The West Des Moines Public Library Friends Foundation will hold a book sale from Friday, September 27, through Sunday, September 29, in the Community Room here at the West Des Moines Public Library. The book sale’s hours will be: 9am to 6pm on Friday the 27th, 9am to […]

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Can you believe it’s already the end of July? We had a great summer reading program this year at the West Des Moines Library! Our community read over 1.5 MILLION minutes this summer, and we’ve enjoyed a bunch of fun classes and events, from our Egg Drop in June with the West Des Moines Fire […]

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Welcome to Summer Reading 2019! Register for your reading log on our summer reading website and print your log at home or track your reading online or via the new Beanstack Tracker App (for iOS and Android). You can also stop by the library anytime we are open to register and pick up a paper […]

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In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, the West Des Moines Library is pleased to host our fourth-annual WDM Writes Poetry Night. Our event will take place Thursday, April 11 at 6:30PM in the library’s Community Room. All of our winning poets have been invited to read their work live at tomorrow’s […]

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