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"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." ~Anne Herbert

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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 5: June 29-July 5

You’ll find content and information related to Week 5 (June 29-July 5) of our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge here!

Weekly Storytime Handout

Mother Goose Storytime

Lapsit Lambs Storytime

Family Storytime

Join us for a fun zoo learning adventure with our friends from the Blank Park Zoo! Enjoy learning about Rainforests and Seals here!

Other virtual zoo experiences:

San Diego Zoo

Bronx Zoo

Smithsonian National Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Do you miss learning about nature with our friend and City Naturalist, Melanie Perry? We sure do! She was kind enough to create a virtual Life around the Pond video for us. Take a look!


Our chapter book read-aloud sessions are back! Enjoy this first part of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. (Used with permission)

FIND SPOTTY! Where is Spotty this week? [photo to come]. 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!

(for adults) BIG LIBRARY READ June 22 – July 13.  Visit starting June 22 to download your copy of the eBook or eAudobook!