Welcome to April 2024  


Come Craft with Me! 

This month our crafting project will be to make a Firefly, or you may finish your faux stained-glass project.  We will have two classes for our project(s), April 12, at one p.m. and April 17 at six p.m.

This is a free event, but donations are appreciated.  The donations will be used for purchasing more craft supplies.

A Note of Thanks!

We are glad so many are coming to our Craft with Me!  Thank you for coming out and spending time at the library!!

A note from Lori!

I recently read a book, which my daughter in-law recommended, and found it to be a very good read.  The book is available on Libby (free with your library card) and is entitled I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

and is written by Gilly Segal.  Libby is a great place to find many interesting reads including magazines!

News of Interest to the Community!

Ragbrai is coming through town! 

To get information on this event, please plan to attend a meeting that is open to the public!  The meeting will be held at Hooties, April12th at 4 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to set up a committee and a chairperson to meet with Ragbrai officials on

Wednesday, April 17th at 10:45 a.m. The meeting on the 17th will be held at city hall.

Melcher-Dallas city clean-up

Melcher-Dallas city clean-up is April 27 from 8 a.m.-12 noon.  Bring items to the east side of the square to be loaded.


The library offers free Wifi and the password is FreeWifi1

Melcher Dallas Notification/Alert System Launched

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For several months now, City Staff have been working to set up a Notification/Alert System to allow better communication with our residents.  This system is hosted by Everbridge.  Now, critical alerts about our water supply, community events, or other important information can be sent out quickly so everyone can stay informed.  We have set up a web page “Stay Informed with Alerts” with links that will allow you to sign up and learn more information about the Notifications and Alerts.  There will be more information sent out with your water bill this month.  Please spread the word so your neighbors can stay informed as well.


What:  Adventure Pass (two adults and two children) to Blank Park Zoo and

the Science Center of Iowa - Once per Adult library card in a calendar year.

What will I need to reserve/use the pass:  valid adult Library card and a valid photo ID

How to reserve:  Go to the Web site and reserve your ticketsprint your tickets and enjoy

Web site:  click here

If you need to cancel or change a reservation, contact the library at least 1 day prior to your reserved day.  If canceled in time, you may reserve a pass to that venue at a later date.  (641-947-6700)

Paid for by the Friends of the Melcher-Dallas Public