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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 6: july 6-12

You’ll find content and information related to Week 6 (July 6-12) of our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge here!

Weekly Storytime Handout

Mother Goose Storytime

Lapsit Lambs Storytime

Family Storytime

Our good friend Owen recently did a video tutorial on baking pound cake. It looks so yummy! You can view it here. Thank you, Owen!

Update: if you missed our show on Wednesday you can still watch the video! Our new friend Jason Kollum is hilarous, you don’t want to miss it!

Join us for a fun virtual juggling event with Jason Kollum via Facebook Live on Wednesday, July 8 at 3:00PM CDT. Collect a few items from around the house and learn to juggle with Jason!

1. Set of 3 plastic bags that you get at the checkout at Walmart, Target, grocery store, etc. Any color is fine!

2. 6 socks that are all the same size. Different colors is best!

3. A baseball hat or any type of baseball-style hat with a brim.

4. Anything that you can practice balancing skills with…..a tennis racquet, toilet plunger (for real!), a peacock feather, etc. A tall object works best!

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

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!

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