NEW Mobile App Coming Soon!

We're launching a NEW mobile app!  Note:  Your old WDM Library app may stop working soon, so we can update the App stores.

Watch the week of the 19th for more info on the NEW app!

For now, you can place holds and check your account via your mobile browser: https://encore.wdm.iowa.gov

Closed for Renovations Starting March 1st

The WDM Library is Temporarily Closed to finish our Renovations. Starting March 1st, the closure will last between six and eight weeks, as we have a LOT to do!  Curbside holds pickup is available - we have EXPANDED the hours: M-Th 9a-7p and Fri/Sat 10a-2p!  For more information, see our Building Renovations page.  

Board of Trustees

About the Library Board of Trustees

The West Des Moines Public Library Board of Trustees is a group of seven (7) West Des Moines residents, each appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council, whose collective duties include:

  • Drafting and overseeing the execution of library policy;
  • Monitoring and ensuring proper use of the library’s budget;
  • Selecting a library director and seeing to it that that person performs his or her duties properly;
  • Ensuring that the library’s collections are useful and balanced;

Board members serve four-year terms. Board meetings are on the evening of the third Tuesday of each month.

For more information about the board, refer to the West Des Moines City Code, Chapter 6: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LIBRARY 

To contact the Board email Susan Greenwood, the Library Administrative Secretary, at Susan.Greenwood@wdm.iowa.gov or call 515-222-3408.

Upcoming Board Meetings

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings. ...

Board Agendas & Minutes

Title Report Type Report Date
2021_03 Board Meeting Agenda General Meeting Agendas View Document
2021_02 Board Meeting Agenda General Meeting Agendas View Document
2021_01 Board Meeting Agenda General Meeting Agendas View Document
2021_01 Board Meeting Minutes General Meeting Minutes View Document
2021_01_05 Special Board Meeting Agenda Special Meeting Agendas View Document
2021_01_05 SPECIAL Board Meeting MINUTES Special Meeting Minutes View Document

Meet Our Trustees