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.  

Unattended Children Policy

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Conduct Policies

Updated by Library Board vote 5/16/18

The Library Board and staff are concerned for the safety and welfare of children who use the library unattended by a parent or guardian. The library also has an interest in maintaining an environment free from disruptive behavior by unattended children.

It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to:

  • Stay at the library with children aged 0 - 7 or ensure that any caregivers with whom they leave their children are sufficiently responsible to provide care and are at least 14 years of age.
  • Encourage positive behavior by their children while in the library.
  • Cooperate with the library staff if their children are disruptive or if they interfere with or endanger others.
  • Provide a means of transportation home from the library by the time the library closes.

The Library Board respects the rights and privacy of all library patrons. Library staff will only intervene when children are left unattended and problems of safety, disruptive behavior, or well-being occurs. Library staff will follow established library procedure for the protection of the child or to maintain an environment free from disruption in accordance with the Library Conduct Policy.

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