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.

Happy National Library Week! (April 23 - 29, 2023)

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries are celebrated for their work during this week- from school to public and academic to special, this week is a dedicated time for library staff and donors to shine. Here at WDM Library we'd like to especially thank our hardworking library staff for all they do! To say thank you, we sat down with four library staff members in our latest podcast episode to learn more about them and why library work is their calling. 

Listen to "WDM Library Staff Celebrates National Library Week" below. 


Celebrations during the week include: 

Monday, April 24: Right to Read Day is a National Day of Action in support of the right to read. The State of America's Libraries Report is released, including Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2022.

Tuesday, April 25: National Library Workers Day, a day for everyone to recognize the valuable contributions made by library workers.

Wednesday, April 26: National Library Outreach Day, a day the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.

Thursday, April 27: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to urge members of Congress to protect the freedom to read.


You can also learn more about National Library Week in our featured display at the front of the building where you can also take home National Library Week coloring sheets. 

Posted on April 24, 2023