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.  

Book Clubs

Book Club Social - Zoom Edition

What We're Reading...

Book Club Social Zoom Edition: Register Online!

Book Club Social - Zoom Edition started in spring of 2020 to help connect with patrons at home.  Participants continue to meet using Zoom to talk about books while remaining socially distant.   Meetings are held on selected Monday evenings at 7:00 pm.

To register, visit the library's Calendar.  Registered participants will receive the Zoom link prior to the social.

If you’ve never used Zoom, here’s a brief tutorial.

Adult Club Read

Adult Club Read is West Des Moines Public Library's adult book discussion group.

Note:  for public health, Adult Club Read was transitioned to the Book Club Social - Zoom Edition above.  Join us there!  

For more information about Adult Club Read, contact the library.  

Adult Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation.

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YA Not Club Read

What We're Reading...

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YA Not Club Read is our non-traditional book club for "Grown ups" who like to read and talk about Young Adult books.  Books are chosen by the participants and distributed at meetings.  A extra copies of each month's book will be available at the Checkout Desk or you may bring your own.

YA Not meets 6:30-8:00pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Meeting locations vary each month and may include online meetings.  Click on individual dates for more information.

Note:  for public health, we have transitioned to meeting via Zoom for the moment.  Please check our Calendar for up-to-date information.  

For more information on YA Not Club Read, contact courtney.bench@wdm.iowa.gov.

YA Not Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation

Kids Club Read

Kids Club Read is our monthly book club for ages 8-12. Print copies of each month's book are available for pickup at the Children's Desk or via curbside service. Titles selected for each month will be published via our Events Calendar.

This club meets from 4:30-5:15PM one Tuesday afternoon per month during the school year. Currently, this program is held virtually via Zoom. Participants may register via our Events Calendar and will receive the link to the Zoom meeting at least 24 hours in advance. 

For more information, contact amy.seufert@wdm.iowa.gov.

Kids Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation.

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Silent Club Read

Note:  for public health, and due to our renovation, Silent Club Read is suspended for the moment, probably until Fall of 2021.  You may want to try out our Book Club Social - Zoom Edition above.  Join us there!  

Silent Club Read is NOT your traditional book club...no assigned books, no pressure to finish, and no talking required. Social half-hour with beverages from 6:30-7 (share your favorite books!) followed by an hour of time to sit back, relax, and read. Registration preferred.

For more information on Silent Club Read, contact alana.hetland@wdm.iowa.gov.

Silent Club Read sponsored by the WDM Library Friends Foundation

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