(West Des Moines, IA) -- The West Des Moines Library will keep curbside services through December 23rd. The West Des Moines Library had been scheduled to reopen December 1st, but the library's board has approved an extension.
Board and administrators made the decision this week based on ongoing high rates of COVID-19 positivity in Polk and Dallas Counties as well as this week’s decision by West Des Moines Community Schools to file for an extension of the current online-only instruction waiver as the community positivity rate remains above 15 percent.
“The Board of Trustees is watching the situation,” said West Des Moines Public Library Director Darryl Eschete. “They’ll re-assess at the regular Board meeting on December 15 and decide if walk-ins can resume.”
Curbside pickup will continue during library hours (Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).
Phone reference will also be available during those hours. Since March, the Library has created hundreds of hours of story times and other virtual programming. These programs will continue and the schedule will be noted in the Library’s online Calendar.