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.


Reading suggestions

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

To check the availability of a book or movie, please go to our Follett Destiny Web site at:


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

Bridges Web site/Iowa's eLibrary!  http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com When you arrive at the site, enter your library as the Melcher-Dallas Public Library and your password will be your patron number from your library card.  You do need to enter a zero before the numbers of your library card.  Example:  P 0111  

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