Notary Service Suspended for May

Due to staffing changes, Notary service will not be available at the Library for the month of May, 2024.

West Des Moines City Hall offers free Notary services – please contact them ahead of time to arrange an appointment.

You can also search for Notaries in your area through the State’s Notary Search tool.

Friends Foundation

Books Under the Big Top

2024 Beer, Wine & Cheese Fundraiser

Save the date for the 7th Annual Friends Beer, Wine, & Cheese Festival on April 18th! It will be hosted at the Raccoon River Nature Lodge (2500 Grand Ave.) from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. 

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and your support helps the Friends fund a variety of programs for the West Des Moines Library, as well as special projects like the Words on Wheels vehicle! Just make a freewill donation at the door, or ahead of time below. 

Friends Foundation Logo Banner 2023

Become a Friend of the West Des Moines Library

The West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation supports the West Des Moines Public Library and the many services, materials, and programs it provides to our community. With your support, this year the Friends Foundation will help the Library:

  • Purchase new books, electronic materials, technology, and library artwork.
  • Support essential programs that serve the unique needs of children, teens, adults, and seniors.
  • Help fund the library’s Summer Reading Program serving almost 2,600 registered children.
  • During the summer, over 170 programs were offered to more than 25,000 attendees.
  • Sponsor and operate special events like the Visiting Author series, featuring Iowa authors

If you share our belief that a strong public library is essential to making West Des Moines an even better place to live, please join or renew your membership to the Friends Foundation.  Click the button below to renew or Become a Friend online.

You can also send your membership donation to:

West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation
4000 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-2049

Your membership is tax-deductible and will ensure a strong and vital community library.

The 2023-2024 Friends Foundation Board Members

Angie Arthur, Chinmay Bajikar, Paul Bishop, Brandon Denner, Abby Draisey, Mary Fratianni, Kathryn Greenfield, Scott Griese, Deb Guntly, Laura Hassebrock, Jennifer Hochberger, Bridget Johnson, Heather Martin, Laura McCall, Lynda Oakley, Ed O’Neill, Roxanne Nikkel, Jim Rasmussen, Andrea Solomon, Kristin Sunde, Dan Wakefield, Ellie Wakefield

Questions can be directed to  Note that this email is staffed by volunteers, and may not be answered same-day.

2023 - 2024 WDM Library Friends Foundation Board