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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. 


Renovation Phase 2 Prep Begins

The Library will be closed briefly on Monday, March 2nd to allow for the installation of new, permanent furniture on the 2nd floor, along with some one-day intrusive construction activities.  For patron safety, the Library will be closed.

The work also means the library’s public computers will be out of service for the week and back online by the following Monday.

“We anticipate that this should be the last public inconvenience for a while,” says Library Director Darryl Eschete. “Contractors will pause the work before May 1 so staff can prepare for the Summer Reading Program without working around a construction schedule, but there should be no more interruptions until August.”

City Press Release on March 2nd closing