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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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Welcome to December 2020!

The Melcher-Dallas Public Library and Availability during the pandemic: The current guidelines remain in place as of December, 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!


To add some festive cheer the Melcher-Dallas Public Library will be hosting a tree festival!  The festive trees are located between the library and the bank.  There are a variety of trees for your viewing enjoyment, including a remembrance tree featuring ornaments honoring those who have passed away but who are not forgotten.  Fans of Seinfeld will notice the Festivus Tree.  Come see which one is your favorite.


The library has FREE take and make ornaments for you and your kids. Stop in any time to get yours.


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


updated 11/25/2020 fs

The library cards are FREE.


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.