Welcome to Webb Shadle Public Library Wish List, supported by the Friends of Webb Shadle Public Library. Over the past few years we have been working very hard to make improvements to our community library. Every now and then, we come across items that we think the community might be able to help us with.

We developed this portion of the site so anyone interested in helping can come here and quickly view the needs of our library, and see if there is anything they may be able to help us obtain. Maybe you would like to purchase something as a memorial for a loved one (a plaque can be added, ask for details), maybe you need a tax write off, or maybe you just want to help and are in a position to do so.

We sincerely thank you for viewing our Wish List and familiarizing yourselves with our needs. If you or someone you know would like to donate or if you have any questions regarding donation, please contact Julie Cowden 515-249-8652 or Jennifer Latch at 515-306-2944. Please keep in mind, items will be added as needed so the list will change from time to time. Again, we truly appreciate your support and donation!

Wish List Items


We are seeking a full size, energy efficient refrigerator in new or near new condition to better accommodate patrons utilizing the library’s East Room for events involving food/meals.

Price: ???

Fulfilled Items


We would like to provide library patrons this seating option in front of our building.

Price:$300 Current sale price is $268.85 plus shipping. (price may change or if bench is unavailable we may get another style)

Brown Leather Loveseat

The frequently visited loveseat in our coffee bar/reading nook area is showing much wear and tear.  We are looking for a new or nearly new leather loveseat from a pet/smoke-free environment similar to the one pictured.

Price: ???

Roof Replacement

The library's roof is in poor condition resulting in many leaks. We have been advised to replace it. We're looking for removal of the existing roof and installation of shingles that we would supply. The flat portion of the roof over the East Room also needs resealed.

Price: ???

FULFILLED: by Valdez Roofing

 8 - 8'-Long White Folding Tables, 2 - 6'-Long White Folding Tables

We are in need of new folding tables to accomodate events held in the East Room.

Price: $800

FULFILLED: by Kohl's Corportation