Summer Reading

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May 20 - July 27, 2024

Our annual Summer Reading Club is back and bigger than ever this year! Everyone who registers (yes, adults, too!) will get an exclusive WDM Library Summer Reading sticker. Registration opens on May 20.  You’ll track your reading through the handy Beanstack app or with paper trackers handed out at the Children’s Desk. Readers of any age who log more than 30 reading days will win exciting prizes at the end of the summer! For information on registering groups (such as classes or daycares) please send a message to  

We are bringing back our Weekly Drawings as well, so each time you visit the building, don’t forget to fill out a Weekly Drawing raffle form to win prizes from local businesses throughout the summer. Events for all ages will be taking place as well, so don't forget to check our calendar for more details!

Registration opens on Monday, May 20. You may sign up online, the Beanstack app from the App store or Google Play, or by stopping by the Children's or Adult desks at the library. 


New users can download the app for iOS or Android, click on the app icon, search for “West Des Moines Public Library,” and create an account or log in using your Beanstack information.  Returning users can login to the Beanstack app then sign up for the Summer Escape 2024. 

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