Fun Fact

Vernal equinox is the first day of spring. 

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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 Mission

VISION

The West Des Moines Public Library will promote the sharing of ideas, the 
love of learning and the joy of reading by providing equal access to 
information and knowledge for all.

MISSION

The West Des Moines Public Library enriches the quality of life of community residents by providing convenient, timely and equal access to information and ideas. The library is committed to offering engaging activities, opportunities for personal and professional growth, promoting the love of reading and learning while remaining responsive
the changing needs of the community.

Above taken from the WDM Library Strategic Plan, July 2017 – June 2022