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The Library will be closed on Friday mornings for professional development, until Memorial Day.  We will open at noon and close at 5:00 p.m.


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


April 21st  STEAM Saturday  10:30 – 11:30 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!



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