Teen Book Club


Check back at the start of the school year for more information on our Teen Book Club!


Summer Reading—Here’s the Scoop!

Summer Reading begins May 23rd with our Kickoff event on Saturday, June 4th, during Raccoon River Days.

People everywhere share a passion for play. This summer, we will explore sports, games, and movement through books, activities, science, art, and more. Challenge yourself, try new things, and most of all have fun!

How it works:

Sign-up and grab a reading-log starting May 23rd! You can get one online, in person at the library, or just stop by between 9-1pm June 4th during Raccoon River Days. The program goes for 8 weeks, and the last day to turn in logs for prizes is July 16th.

Reading-logs are available for all different ages and reading levels. They are minute based, with bonuses and special challenges you can complete to get ahead in the game! Prizes will be given out for reaching the half-way point, and a finisher prize for completing the entire log—Plus, your completed log gets you an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing!

Reading is a Team Effort!

The Summer Reading program is for everyone to enjoy, and it’s more fun when the whole family gets involved!




The Van Meter Public Library is always looking for volunteers. There’s lots to do, from helping process new books, assist during a program, organize, and more. Your volunteer activities will be crafted to fit you and want you want out of your time here! Fill out the form below and submit it to the Library Director, Dorothy.

Volunteer Application


Phone: (515) 996-2435


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