January 2022 Programming Update

Due to staffing concerns, Youth Services in-person programming, and some Adult Services in-person programming, will be suspended for the remainder of January.  Calendar events affected by this change have been updated.

Valley Junction Library Kiosk

Looking for after-hours library options?  Try our new 24-Hour Library Kiosk in Valley Junction

The kiosk is located on the back side of the Valley Junction Activity Center (aka WDM Community Center). 

 

Kiosk Location

To get to the kiosk, turn off 4th Street into the parking lot behind the Valley Junction Activity Center (217 5th Street is its official address); you’ll see the machine just to the south of the rear entrance.

GPS Coordinates: 41.5717378, -93.7088021

Using the Kiosk

To use the kiosk, you need a West Des Moines Public Library card in good standing to check out one of the 235 carefully selected books and DVDs in the kiosk.  There is a borrowing limit of ten (10) items per cardholder.

Library cards are free, but you will need to visit the main WDM Library to get one. 

Get a Library Card 

In addition to checking out new materials, patrons can renew and return library materials at the kiosk, whether borrowed from the kiosk or from the main library. There are some size limitations on items because of the dimensions of the return slot, but most library items will fit.

Valley Junction Library Kiosk image

The kiosk, the first of its kind in Iowa, results from a generous gift of over $100,000 from the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to support the library’s services and programs.

Contact library director Darryl Eschete at 515-222-3409 or email the Library with questions or concerns about the kiosk.