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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. 


Week 2: June 8-14

You’ll find content and information related to Week 2 (June 8-14) of our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge here!

Announcement: We’d love to see a photo or video of your pet for a Virtual Pet Parade! Please submit your photos or videos to by Tuesday, June 9 and watch for the Virtual Pet Parade later this week. We’ll post the video here and also across our social media channels.

Check out all the cute pets in our PET PARADE!

Weekly Storytime Handout

Mother Goose Storytime

Lapsit Lambs Storytime

Family Storytime

Do you have pets at home? Take a look at these super-fun DIY pet toy videos from Mr. Nate and Ms. Amy!

DIY Dog Toys with Mr. Nate

DIY Cat Toys with Ms. Amy

FIND SPOTTY! Where is Spotty this week? Visit our library Facebook page to tell us your guess. We’d love to see you in Spotty’s location–take your picture there and share it with us on Facebook!

Check out a few of these other fun pet-themed resources!

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Adopt – Furry Friends Refuge

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