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.  

Explora for Middle Schools

Explora Grades 6-8 An EBSCO Experience

Search interface for middle school students that provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more

More than 170 popular full-text middle school magazines, including Billboard, Dance Spirit, Ebony, Horse & Rider, Scholastic News, Sports Illustrated Kids, and dozens more

Includes Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Dictionary, Encyclopedia of Animals, Essential Documents in American History and others

More than 1.2 million images of relevant photos, maps, flags, and more

Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English

Lexile reading levels assigned to full-text articles

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