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.  

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
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Main Branch, Outreach
Description:
The WDM Library is Temporarily Closed starting March 1, 2021. This is the final, big closure to finish our Renovations.  It will last between six and eight weeks, as we have a LOT to do!  Curbside will be available during lim...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Baby Doll Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal and join us for Baby Doll Storytime. This program is inspired by Dr. Becky Bailey and Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo's work "Baby Doll Circle Time".  Children will participate in songs, rhymes, and stories ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration. This event will be hosted live on the library's YouTube channel.  ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.

Virtual Lapsit Lambs

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Incl...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Virtual Kids Club Read

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: School-Age Children
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about books, this club is for you! Join us virtually for a discussion and activities related to this month's book Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed! For ages 8-12. This event will be hosted via Zoom. Re...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Baby Doll Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal and join us for Baby Doll Storytime. This program is inspired by Dr. Becky Bailey and Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo's work "Baby Doll Circle Time".  Children will participate in songs, rhymes, and stories ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Author Event: Kekla Magoon

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
We are delighted to host a virtual author visit with the 2021 Margaret A. Edwards award winner Kekla Magoon! To join, please register below and you will receive the Zoom event link 24 hours in advance. Kekla Magoon is the author of many novels and...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration. This event will be hosted live on the library's YouTube channel.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club Social: Zoom Edition!

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Please join Alana and Amy to discuss what we have been reading and watching this month. Come prepared to share with the group a quick review of a few of the things you have been reading or watching. Click here for a list of everything we ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.

Virtual Lapsit Lambs

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Incl...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Trivia Night

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: School-Age Children, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Test your Disney movie knowledge with this fun, family-friendly trivia game! This event will be live and virtual, hosting using Kahoot and Zoom. Please sign up as a team or family unit (one registration per team). Each team will need an internet-conn...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Baby Doll Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal and join us for Baby Doll Storytime. This program is inspired by Dr. Becky Bailey and Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo's work "Baby Doll Circle Time".  Children will participate in songs, rhymes, and stories ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Reading is a superpower! For Children's Book Week we will provide a fun, hands-on, screen-free craft project to take home and enjoy! You can also pick up an activity sheet.  Available at the Children's Desk during library hours while supplies la...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club: Zoom Edition!

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Alana and Amy on Monday at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual book club. We will be discussing When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson. This title is available in eBook form in both Hoopla and Bridges Overdrive. O...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens? Then the WDM Public Library’s TAB is for you!  By becoming a member of TAB you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, and help develop the c...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

YA Not Club Read

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Are you a "Grown Up" but you like to read Young Adult books?  Are you looking for a book club that doesn’t take itself too seriously?  Then YA Not join us for YA Not Club Read! YA Not Club Read is our non-traditional book club for "...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Registration begins today for our 2021 Summer Escape at the library! This year we are expanding our traditional reading program to include a series of fun "escapes" for all ages. Sign up today online or via the Beanstack app (for iOS or Android)...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: School-Age Children, Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
This month author John David Anderson will join us virtually to discuss his book Posted! For ages 8+. This event will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required and the event link will be sent directly to event participants. While supp...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

WDM Writer's Group

10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Southwoods Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Meeting
Event Details:
For accomplished or aspiring writers...informal meetings, writing exercises, share writing, and constructive criticism. Any form of writing is encouraged.Questions? Call 515-222-3413...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club Social: Zoom Edition!

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Please join Alana and Amy to discuss what we have been reading and watching this month. Come prepared to share with the group a quick review of a few of the things you have been reading or watching. Click here for a list of everything we ...