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.  

Renee Hardman

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Renee Hardman, West Des Moines City Councilmember-at-large. 

From https://www.wdm.iowa.gov/government/mayor-city-council/biographies:  Principal Owner of Hardman Consulting, is an experienced professional with over 25 years of Executive level HR experience. Hardman Consulting provides services in the areas of employee development, diversity training, investigations, executive coaching, and leadership development. Ms. Hardman is currently a Certified Trainer, Coach & Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.

Renee Hardman’s previously served as Senior Vice President of HR at Des Moines’ largest privately held financial institution in the state of Iowa. Ms. Hardman was previously with the Iowa Department of Personnel and IPERS.

Ms. Hardman attended Drake University where she earned a BA with a major in Psychology and later obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA). She has earned both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP HR certifications. Ms. Hardman’s community involvement includes Trustee for Des Moines University, Advisory Board for Governor and Billie D. Ray Center, Board Member of the Latina Leadership Initiative, Des Moines Chapter of The Links, Dress for Success and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is past President of the Chrysalis Foundation and longtime volunteer and past Board Member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Des Moines.

Ms. Hardman is the recipient of many awards and honors. In 2014, she was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. Other awards include the Distinguished Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Alumni Volunteer Award, Connie Wimer Spirit Award, President Obama’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major of Service Award, Women of Influence Award, Best Minority Business Leader Award, and YWCA’s Women of Achievement Award.

She has chaired the Governor’s Diversity Committee and was an active member of Drake University’s Diversity and the Downtown Partnership’s Diversity Committee.

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City Council Liaison