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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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In an effort to support our at-home learners this fall, we have been adding new learning materials to our puzzles collection. You can find them in the blue hanging bags at the very back of the Children’s Area, or place one on hold by clicking on the links below! Multiplication machine Catch a Letter  Flip […]

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As students “Return to Learn,” caregivers are finding themselves in a new position as helper and instructor. Whether you are new homeschoolers or will be using your local school’s online program, we are here to support you and your family.   Ask Us! Our Reference staff can help you find answers to questions and share […]

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Curious about our plans for the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge? View our video announcement here. Sign up here today! Beanstack  

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The West Des Moines Library is proud to announce the winners of our 2020 West Des Moines WRITES Poetry Contest! Clara Humston Sylvia McGuire Celeste Brown Lila Reum David Dehner Uriel Rodriguez Danielle Stacy Avery Galloway Emily Nelson Kole Bellon Jenna Herting Abisai Garcia Kara Simons Manar Yaseen Sarah Wood Winners will be invited to […]

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Missing storytime at the Library? We’ve got options! Join us at 10:30AM each weekday this week for a live storytime with the West Des Moines Library Youth Services staff (Hi, Miss Jenna!) at  https://www.facebook.com/events/222847459077833/ AND Hop over to https://www.facebook.com/events/2525858284323040/ at 1:30PM each weekday to continue our live read-aloud of ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY by […]

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NOTICE: Effective 1pm on Monday, March 16, the West Des Moines Public Library will be CLOSED to the public for 4 weeks in consideration of the safety of our patrons, staff and community. We have created a hands-free Curbside Holds Pickup to take place 10a-6p on Tuesday-Thursday, March 17-19.  More info here. *Fines and due […]

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New Meet Your Neighbors Story Boxes Available for Multicultural Children’s Book Day   WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – In celebration of Multicultural Children’s Book Day and the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) district community, Meet Your Neighbors Story Boxes full of books, music, activities and new perspectives are available starting Jan. 31, 2020.    […]

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