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.

Upcoming Events

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2024 Summer Reading Display

All Day 5/11 - 6/30
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:

In the theme of our 2024 Summer Escape logo, come explore an explosion of comic book and super hero memorabilia in our front display case! This colorful curation was put together by local artist Kyle Chizek. None of these items are for sale.

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.
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Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

The WDM Library is excited to be an exhibitor at the Valley Junction Farmers Market. Stop by our booth between 4:00 - 8:00 PM to get a balloon animal, learn about upcoming library programs, and even get a library card. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

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.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

The WDM Library is excited to be an exhibitor at the Valley Junction Farmers Market. Stop by our booth between 4:00 - 8:00 PM to get a balloon animal, learn about upcoming library programs, and even get a library card. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:

In preparation of our annual Model Trains event, enjoy a display of model trains.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

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.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

The WDM Library is excited to be an exhibitor at the Valley Junction Farmers Market. Stop by our booth between 4:00 - 8:00 PM to get a balloon animal, learn about upcoming library programs, and even get a library card. 

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.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

When you finish the summer reading goal of 30 days of reading, you will receive a general admission ticket to the Iowa Cubs game on Thursday, August 1 at 6:38pm.  Bring your reading logs to the library before Aug.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:

Enjoy a collection of digital illustrations by Sadagat Aliyeva.

Artist Statement: 

Little Hidden Stories

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Justin Young Art Exhibit

All Day 11/1 - 12/14
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:

Cityscapes and museum art from "Young at Art" Collection.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:

In preparation of our annual Model Trains event, enjoy a display of model trains.