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"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." ~Anne Herbert

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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. 


Library Board of Trustees

West Des Moines Public Library Trustees as of July, 2020

Trustee terms are for 4-year appointments.

Name Appointed Term Expires
Brooks, Mary
5/31/17 6/30/21
Pollpeter, Joe (Vice President) 6/30/17 6/30/21
Grant, Carol (Board Secretary) 2/1/18 2/1/22
Warren, Ann 3/2/20 6/30/22
Gillespie, Melissa L. 7/1/16; re-appointed 5/18/20 6/30/20; 6/30/24
Seidelman, Ray 6/30/19 6/30/23
Myers, Bryan F. 7/1/17 6/30/21
Hardman, Renee
(City Council Liaison)
Eschete, Darryl
(Library Director)
515-222-3409 (work)
Houghtaling, Shirley
(Head of Adult Services)
515-222-3413 (work)
Greenwood, Susan
(Administrative Secretary)
515-222-3408 (work)