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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


January 25th Fraud Prevention  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Al Perales, an Investigator with the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa, will be talking about scams and deceptive practices.  The grandparent scam, IRS scam, tech scams, and others are plaguing our state; and Al will give tips on how to not fall prey to them.

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

The ISU Extension will be our guests as they talk about ‘Kids in the Kitchen’.

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.”



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