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The Van Meter Public Library did a survey last fall to determine how best to serve the community. Having better hours was mentioned, to give more access and allow for programming. To answer that need the library will change their hours, starting March 1st, to the following –

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

What is happening at your Van Meter Public Library?

Although summer reading is over, there are still many activities at the library.  You are invited to attend any (or all) of the events.  In addition to the experiences at the library, we reach out.  We will be visiting University Kids and Kids Care for a Story Time.  If you have any questions call the Van Meter Public Library at (515) 996-2435.

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.


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

A child friendly movie will be shown after the early school dismissal.


Special programming

February 14th Dallas County Conservationist Program  3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Cindy, a Dallas County Conservationist, will be visiting the library!

February 22rd Lessons of the Holocaust  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Brad Wilkening, a Holocaust expert, will relate the events and how they are still affecting us today.

“My main purpose is for us all to realize that decisions we make have consequences and not making decisions has consequences as well.  The goal of the program is to help all become better people.”

March 3rd  Special Saturday Story Time  10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

We will have a special guest showing us how we can become yoga animals!


Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed