The WDM Public Library is thrilled to now offer ABCmouse.com, an online early learning resource, to our patrons. The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Over 1,000 of these learning activities are in Spanish.
From Carol Grant, Secretary, WDM Library Board of Trustees:
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the West Des Moines library to reopen. Two reasons…first, it’s been a year since Covid squelched my ability to leisurely browse the stacks. Secondly, I can’t wait to see (and experience) the final results of the renovations that have taken place over the past 20 months.
Curbside Pickup of holds is available during our Renovation Closure.
As of 4/8/2021, we have EXPANDED Curbside Hours! These will continue until we reopen in late April.
Hours for Curbside during Closure:
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday, 10am - 2pm
To Use Curbside:
In late December our new children's book shelves were full to capacity, so we asked our readers via social media to help us get them out into circulation and you responded! We have heard you and your desire for book bundles for kids and we are delighted to roll out this new service. Here's what you need to know:
Welcome, friends! After months of work, our new West Des Moines Public Library Website is up and running!
We have reorganized and refreshed our graphics, our information, and our look. The whole site has been made more mobile-friendly, with easy links to our many wonderful services - some of which may be new to you.
We hope you like our bright, fresh new look and feel. We invite you to explore and enjoy!