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When Feb 06, 2016 09:40 AM to
Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM
Contact Name Lori
Contact Phone 641-947-6700
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The Melcher-Dallas Public Library and Availability during the pandemic: The current guidelines remain in place as of October, 2020



New guidelines as of August 17, 2020

The library will be open regular hours with the following guidelines:

Limit of 5 patrons/or 1 family unit (if greater than 5)in the library at one time

Social distancing practices in place...every 3 carpet squares = 6 feet

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

Water fountains may be used to refill bottles or cups only

Hand sanitizer is available

Computers available by appointment...due to social distancing only 2 computers will be available at one time...No games or videos

No Legos, toys, or stem kits at this time

30 minute time frame per patron

Curbside is available during our regular business hours

If you are uncomfortable, I will still deliver curbside during our regular business hours

Masks are recommended 

1 person in the library shelves at a time

All subject to change based on current Covid-19 restrictions

****check out the 'books and reading' tab for updated listing of new and donated books, August, September, and October 2020****


The Melcher-Dallas Fire Department is hosting its annual Fire Prevention Supper and Parade on Sunday, October 4th. Chief Curt Seddon tells KNIA/KRLS News this year, the supper will be served carry-out style. The menu consists of chili, potato soup, beefburgers, hot dogs and cinnamon rolls, and free-will donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go towards the department’s scholarship, which is given to a graduating senior at Melcher-Dallas Schools. Serving runs from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The lighted parade will start at dark, with all of the department’s vehicles driving around town with their emergency lights on. 


md saints.jpg Changes to the regular Saints' schedule for the last week of October 2020   

October 7, 14, 21, 28 students will enjoy being released at 2 p.m.  

October 26 and October 30th   no school

October 27 and 29 an early out of 90 minutes is planned.

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The library cards are FREE.

wifi.jpg Plus, we have audio books, newspapers,  magazines, and DVDs in addition to a large selection of book

Library hours are as follows:

Monday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday  9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday closed

Thank you for visiting our Web site and remember...library cards are free! 

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.