Happy Valentine's Day, 2023!


Mark your calendars for:

Valentine's Day is February 14, 2023

Plan a trip to the library on Februray 15, 2023, and explore your creative talents

with friends and neighbors  as we enjoy a night of coloring between 6-8 p.m. 

Note:  coloring night is a free event...if you would like to bring a snack to share

that would be very nice but totally optional


On March 15, 2023 we are tentatively planning another creative evening! 

Sewing aprons, between 6-8 p.m. 

We'll post more information as it becomes available.


On April 26, 2023 Sheila Craig is scheduled to give her talk on 'Remembering the Apron'. 

Join us at 1p.m for this nostalgic trip down memory lane. 

Ms. Craig has a collection of about 400 aprons and will be bringing approximately 100 aprons to add to her talk.


Reading suggestions

New additions to the Melcher-Dallas Public Library...Check us out ....Library cards are FREE

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If we don't have the article you are seeking you might want to check out our

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Thank you for visiting our Web site!  for questions, please call the library at 641-947-6700.



Recent, New, and Donated Books at the Melcher-Dallas Public Library


New Book List Fiscal year 2022-2023

August 2022

Lightning Down                                                                                                           Tom Clavin

Rebecca’s Amish Heart Restored                                                                               Tracy Fredrychowski

Emma’s Amish Faith Tested                                                                                         Tracy Fredrychowski

The Maid                                                                                                                       Nita Prose

Escape                                                                                                                          James Patterson

The Butterfly Effect                                                                                                         Rachel McKenny

Vortex                                                                                                                             Catherine Coulter           

Two Sisters’ Secret                                                                                                          Diane T Holmes

Zeroes                                                                                                                             Scott Westerfeld

Swarm                                                                                                                             Scott Westerfeld

Nexus                                                                                                                             Scott Westerfeld

The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane                                                                                Kate O’Shaughnessy

Sunset on Moonlight Beach                                                                                             Sheila Roberts

Sugar and Salt                                                                                                                 Susan Wiggs

Reckoning                                                                                                                        Catherine Coulter

Mornings on Main                                                                                                             Jodi Thomas

All the Missing Girls                                                                                                         Megan Miranda

Triangle                                                                                                                            Katharine Weber

Telling the Bees                                                                                                                Peggy Hesketh

The Storyteller                                                                                                                  Jodi Picoult

The Alice Network                                                                                                             Kate Quinn

This Tender Land                                                                                                              William Kent Krueger

The Lager Queen of Minnesota                                                                                        J. Ryan Stradal

September 2022              

The Recovery Agent                                                                                                        Janet Evanovich

Waiting for Love                                                                                                               Marie Force       

Season for Love                                                                                                                Marie Force

The Best is Yet to Come                                                                                                   Debbie Macomber

Shattered                                                                                                                         James Patterson

Wolves of the Tundra                                                                                                        Samuel Seeker

The Last Thing HeTold Me                                                                                                Laura Dave

The 6:20 Man                                                                                                                    David Baldacci

Northwind                                                                                                                          Gary Paulsen

The Apple Creek Announcement                                                                                      Wanda Brunstetter

Longing for Love                                                                                                               Marie Force

Meant to Be Yours                                                                                                            Susan Mallery

The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane                                                                                     Dee MacDonald

The Runaway Wife                                                                                                          Dee MacDonald

Time for Love                                                                                                                   arie Force