DALLAS COUNTY – In anticipation for life-threatening cold temperatures that are expected to make their way through Central Iowa over the next few days, the following facilities will be designated as warming centers.

Warming centers are facilities where persons can temporarily go during periods of extreme temperatures to get out of dangerous weather conditions. Few to no services are provided beyond what is normally available in that building.

Both the Waukee Public Safety Building and the Waukee Public Library are now being designated as places for citizens in need to come inside and warm up during open office hours.

The Waukee Police and Fire Departments have office hours Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The building will be open as a warming center during those days and hours while Central Iowa experiences extremely low temperatures and wind chills. The Waukee Public Safety Building is located at 1300 SE L.A. Grant Parkway. Please call 515-978-7979 with any questions.

The Waukee Public Library will act as a warming center on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is located at 950 Warrior Lane. Please call 515-978-7944 with any questions.

If needing overnight help, Lutheran Church of Hope - Waukee located at 305 NE Dartmoor in Waukee and Heartland Presbyterian Church located at 14300 Hickman Road in Clive will accept overnight stays during this cold spell by request. Those in need should call Westcom Dispatch at 515-222-3321.

Two 24-hour warming centers in Des Moines are located at Central Iowa Shelter and Services (1420 Mulberry St., Des Moines) and Bethel Mission (1310 Sixth Ave., Des Moines).

The following facilities are designated as warming centers during their normal operational hours:


Adel Public Library, 303 S 10th St.

Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monitor local media for closure, will close if school is closed.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

De Soto

De Soto Public Library, 405 Walnut St.

Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday: 1 - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Perry Public Library, 1101 Willis Ave.

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Van Meter

Van Meter Public Library, 505 Grant St.

Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 12 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday: 12 - 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Waukee Public Safety Building, 1300 SE L.A. Grant Parkway.

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Waukee Public Library, 950 Warrior Lane.

Wednesday, Jan. 27: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.