Winter Closing

Due to continuing travel issues for staff and patrons, we will be closing at 5pm today, Tuesday.  There will be no closure for cleaning - we will stay open until 5pm.  We will be open regular hours tomorrow.  Please be safe!  

Book Club Kits

Book club titles available for lending to book discussion groups

Please Note:  NEW book club kit requests are suspended until January 1st, due to our renovation.  Requests will resume after the new year.  Thank you! 

  • We have sets of titles, mostly fiction, previously read in our adult book club, Club Read.
  • Requests must be placed at least 24 hours before your desired pick-up time. We process book club requests Mon-Fri – if you would like to pick up on a weekend, please ensure that your request is placed prior to Friday.
  • Each set of books is due back 8 weeks from the time they are shipped from or leave our library.
  • The borrower is responsible for replacing any lost or damaged books and notifying our library in the event that this occurs.
  • Books that are picked up in person may be sent out in a West Des Moines Public Library book bag. If the bag is not returned, you will be charged a $5.00 replacement fee.
  • Each book is numbered on the spine and it is recommended that you use this number to track which book each discussion participant has borrowed. We can provide a sample sign-up sheet.

Any Questions?

For Adult or Young Adult titles, please contact Jacilyn at 515-222-3572 or bookclub@wdm.iowa.gov 

For Youth Services titles, please contact Amy in the Youth Services Department at 515-222-3405 or bookclub@wdm.iowa.gov

This book discussion lending program is made possible by the generosity of members of the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation.

Book Club Kit Request Form

If your book club is affiliated with a library (give library name), homeowner's association or similar, put that here.
Address of book club OR your home address:
Preferred Contact Method:
Note that we check out kits for 8 weeks, to cover two (2) monthly book club meetings (hand out meeting + discuss/hand in meeting).
Pick Up or Mailed?

Do you plan to Pick Up the books at the WDM Library or have them Mailed to you? If you need them Mailed, please be sure you have provided your mailing address on this form.

We have three types of Book Club book kits - Adult, Teen (YA) and Children's books. The full lists are linked above. 

Once you've reviewed the list, choose the age-level you're requesting for below, then choose your 1st and 2nd choice of title from the drop-down lists.  

What Group of book club titles are you requesting?
Choose your First Choice title from the list.  The number of copies available is in parentheses, and if it is available in Large Print (LP) or Audiobook (A).  
Choose your Second Choice title from the list.  The number of copies available is in parentheses, and if it is available in Large Print (LP) or Audiobook (A).  
Choose your First Choice title from the list.  The number of copies available is in parentheses, and if it is available in Audiobook (A).  
Choose your Second Choice title from the list.  The number of copies available is in parentheses, and if it is available in Audiobook (A).  
Choose your First Choice title from the list.  The number of copies available is in parentheses, followed by the Guided Reading Level. 
Choose your Second Choice title from the list.  The number of copies available is in parentheses, followed by the Guided Reading Level.