Winter Reading

Adult Winter Reading Program Rules

Read or listen to a book (ebooks count!), and go online to the Winter Reading page to fill out an online review form. The book and its review will be posted to the Winter Reading page on the Virtual Library. Every Friday, we’ll pick the best review and announce it on our Books and Beyond blog and the Winter Reading page. Reviews submitted after 12 p.m. on Friday will be eligible for the next week's drawing. Each weekly winning reviewer will receive a $10 gift card to Beaverdale Books. At the end of the program, all reviewers will be eligible to win a winter gift package. [more...]

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In the Stacks

In the Stacks —  formerly known as Blurbs from the Backlist —  is a great way to find good books that you might not know about or haven't had a chance to read yet. These are books that are currently available in the Des Moines Public Library, meaning you could take one home today!

To finish, or not to finish

You know that moment when you're excited to curl up with a book? You can't wait to sit down and start a new one, or keep working through a good one, or a finish a really great one. It's pretty exciting and one of the many things that makes reading so wonderful.

In the Stacks

In the Stacks —  formerly known as Blurbs from the Backlist —  is a great way to find good books that you might not know about or haven't had a chance to read yet. These are books that are currently available in the Des Moines Public Library, meaning you could take one home today!

Fall Reading Lists

The end of 2014 is almost here, which means there are plenty of new books arriving on the shelves. And, if you've read this blog before, you probably know how much I love reading lists. There's so much to read out there, so I always appreciate recommendations from others.

In the Stacks

In the Stacks -- formerly known as Blurbs from the Backlist -- is a great way to find good books that you might not know about or haven't had a chance to read yet. These are books that are currently available in the Des Moines Public Library, meaning you could take one home today!

In the Stacks

In the Stacks -- formerly known as Blurbs from the Backlist -- is a great way to find good books that you might not know about or haven't had a chance to read yet. These are books that are currently available in the Des Moines Public Library, meaning you could take one home today!

In the Stacks

In the Stacks -- formerly known as Blurbs from the Backlist -- is a great way to find good books that you might not know about or haven't had a chance to read yet. These are books that are currently available in the Des Moines Public Library, meaning you could take one home today!