Welcome to May 2024  


Come Craft with Me! 

We are not planning any craft projects from now until our summer reading program finishes in the fall. 

We look forward to seeing you, when we resume our Come Craft with Me events!  

May 4th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. come meet Carrick Brincks!  Carrick is the author of Dragonpaths.

Carrick is in the fifth grade, and his book was published by Amazon.  Carrick's mother has ties to our community as she was a 1997 graduate of Melcher-Dallas, Jocelyn (Stull) Brincks.  The book was created as part of the

National Novel  Writing  Month project.

The library will be closed on May 10th and May 11th.  I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  I am still looking to hire an assistant.  If you are interested, or know of someone who is interested in the position, please contact me!  641-947-6700

News of Interest to the Community!



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.


Library Card


At the Melcher-Dallas Public Library, library cards are FREE!  With your library card you will be able to check out books and movies!  We also have an online library, Bridges Overdrive, which is available for your use once you have a library card.  Reading is great for relaxation, learning, or helping your child hone their reading skills! 

Start exploring your library today...with a FREE library card!  To access Bridges Overdrive you will need your patron number found on your library card.  But first select Melcher-Dallas Public Library from the library drop down box.  Next, your patron number is your password...but...enter P then 0 plus your patron number.  The following link will take you to Bridges Overdrive.  Please contact the library at 641-947-6700 if you encounter any problems logging into the site. 

Bridges Overdrive link  


Please bring a photo I.D. when applying for a library card. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!