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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

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Welcome to Summer Reading 2018! Register for your reading log on our summer reading website and print your log at home or track your reading online (new for 2018). You can also stop by the library anytime we are open to register and pick up a paper reading log. Prizes begin on June 18!

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Have you ever seen a movie and immediately, subconsciously, began comparing it to the book it was based on? Well, I’ve begun doing this on purpose–not to ruin the movie, but to see how the visual art compliments the written word. That being said, when I heard that Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was […]

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Check out some of these 2018 titles we can’t wait to read!  

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The 57 Bus came up on enough book lists and recommendations that I began taking notice. That is appropriate because that is how the book came about: as a news story that caused a writer to take notice. While this is a non-fiction book, it is written primarily as a story, which makes it fluid […]

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Twenty-seven teens spent the Friday before Halloween solving an Escape Room–or rather, an Escape Library! With the time running out, four teams competed to solve clues and find lock combinations and to ultimately save the world from turning into zombies. Pictured above is the winning team and below are images as teams raced to find […]

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During National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO), writers can participate in an exciting challenge – write a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30.  Since the inception of the event, there have been hundreds of thousands of novels written  Many YA novels were born during this event!   Check out some of the popular titles […]

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  For more information on the Teens Top Ten, visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

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In Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, Maddy is allergic to everything. Her air is purified before she can breathe it, every guest is cleaned before she meets him or her, she can’t even step outside. But she can look outside and one day she sees a boy move in next door. His name is Olly and he’s […]

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