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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. 



Phase 3 Prep Closing – August 31 to September 9

Renovation Phase 3 Begins! 

  • In order to prepare affected spaces, we will be closed to the public Aug 31 – Sept 9.
  • We will be unable to provide curbside service during this time, as much of the front of the first floor will be torn up.  Please plan accordingly.
  • We will be answering phones 9am-5pm, Mon-Thurs and 10am-2pm during the closure, except for Labor Day Monday.
  • Beginning September 10th, you will see changes on 1st floor, especially in the newly renovated Circulation Desk area.
  • Over the next few months, we will also be adding a health room, changing the 1st floor copy area (2nd floor copy area is fully open for your use) and more!
  • Phase 4 (final phase – late fall into winter) will include big changes, including a new Teen area!

Thank you for your patience.


March 2020 Furniture Install 2nd floor

Dec 2019 Phase Two Prep Begins

Oct 2019 Phase One Prep Closing

Sept 2019 Pre-Reno Book Sale Flyer

July 2019 Renovation Blog post