The mission of Aging Resources of Central Iowa is to lead, advocate and serve as well as plan and coordinate resources in the provision of services to persons in central Iowa, their families, caregivers or representatives enabling elders to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives in the least restrictive environment. Toll free at 800-747-5352.
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.
Al Éxito provides programming that builds the leadership potential of Latino/a youth through college preparation, career development, civic engagement, family support, and celebration of culture.
Works to serve and empower the immigrant community in Iowa since 1995 by providing low-cost immigration legal services, developing effective organizing strategies to address local concerns, and building leaders and coalitions to bring about positive systemic change.
As a community-based humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Iowa Region prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Toll free at 877-272-7337.
Animal Lifeline of Iowa (ALI) is Central Iowa’s only special needs, no-kill animal shelter. The Thrift Shop financially supports the shelther, donations are accepted.
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.
The mobile food pantry serves 500 people in the Des Moines area each month
Art Spectrums is a free program for children and teens on the autism spectrum. Art Spectrums students are introduced to the unique environments of the museum and art studio.
Transforming youth in need through art. Offering support to youth who have had involvement with family or juvenile court in the last year. Also offers a supportive arts-based community for immigrant, refugee and first-generation American youth who have experienced violence and trauma.