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.

ABCMouse

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ABCmouse offers a comprehensive online curriculum for children ages 2–8+, including reading and language arts, math, beginning science, social studies, art and music.  Stimulate a child’s enthusiasm for learning through over 9,000 interactive learning activities—including books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, music videos, and more. 

View in Library does not require a login or account.  You can use it on any computer in the building.  

View from Home:  You will create a FREE parent login with your library card, which can then be shared by up to three (3) children in a household, each with their own avatar, profile, and progress-tracking on the ABCmouse Step-by-Step Learning Path. 

ABCmouse Home Access for Libraries includes as a bonus, their independently-validated Assessment Center—normally an extra-cost option for consumers—which creates customized lessons that are targeted to help a child improve in specific skill areas identified by the assessments.

NOTE:  The ABCmouse account must be created on a desktop computer, after which it can be accessed from a mobile device using the free ABCMouse app - available for iOS/Apple and Android/Google.  They also sell directly to consumers, so be sure you set up your FREE library account using the View from Home link below prior to getting the app.