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For 2019 filing (2018 taxes):

due to the Federal Shutdown and the tax code changes enacted last year, we expect the 2018 tax filing (in 2019) to be significantly delayed, including the creation of less-used forms and instructions. Please plan accordingly.”


What is happening at your Van Meter Public Library?


Special events


STEAM Saturday on February 9th at 10:30 a.m.

This Saturday event is geared for elementary age children and focuses on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.  Join us for an hour of hands-on fun!

‘We the People’: the American Constitution  Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.

The cornerstone of our government is the Constitution. Our presentation delves into the history of the Constitution and will give clearer meaning to what can be confusing and misunderstood about it. Whether you’re a Constitutionalist or don’t know your habeus corpus from a hole in the ground, this presentation is for you! The first twenty participants will receive a free copy of the constitution.

Therapet Visit! on February 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

Visit us for a chance to read to Therapet Sophie from the ARL. The team will be on-site so kids can line-up to read to her! Pick your favorite book from our collection or bring your own!

Dallas County Conservationist Program

Critter Cindy is back! She is a Dallas County Conservationist and brings examples (stuffed animals, hides, nests, etc.) and information for the kids.  She is coming the second Wednesday of the month, from 3:30 – 4:15 from November to March.


Every week

Tech Tuesdays

Drop by with your questions about technology or make an appointment for a more involved issue. If we cannot answer it that day, we will find the answer!  If there is interest, we will schedule classes on e-books, Facebook, or Microsoft programs.  Let us know what you need.


Story Time on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

There will be stories, puppets, rhymes and songs. We will end with a craft!


Tween/Teen Crafting on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a fun craft, all supplies will be provided.


Inside the Lines, Outside the Box on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

We will be starting an indoor recess for adults night at the library!  Bring a project you are working on or join us for coloring and conversation Thursday night.  We will have hot chocolate or tea available, treats are negotiable!


Toddler Time on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for interactive play, puppets, rhymes, stories, and finger plays!


Movie Matinee on Fridays at 1:45 p.m.

A child friendly movie will be shown every Friday afternoon.




Monday        10:00 – 5:00

Tuesday        12:00 – 8:00

Wednesday  10:00 – 5:00

Thursday      12:00 – 8:00

Friday           10:00 – 5:00

Saturday      10:00 – 3:00

Sunday         Closed

If you have any questions call the Van Meter Public Library at (515) 996-2435.