We have 2 big announcements!
The Dike Public Library is now fine-free and has evening hours on Wednesdays!
There is a nation-wide trend of libraries going fine-free, including the Cedar Falls and Waterloo libraries.
Under the new policy, patrons will still be encouraged to return their materials on time. Patrons with overdue items will be blocked from checking out further items until the overdue material is renewed or returned. There will be a maximum number of materials allowed as well. Fees for lost or damaged items will remain on the users account.
These new policies will work to protect the library inventory while also removing barriers to library use, particularly for young patrons. Research indicates that library fine removal often results in long-overdue materials being returned as well as increased use of the library.
In addition to this fine change, the library will be changing the hours for Wednesdays beginning in August. In an effort to be more accessible to patrons, Wednesday hours will be 12-8pm. (Wednesday hours were previously 10-5.) The remainder of the week will remain the same (Monday 10-6, Tuesday 10-5, Wednesday 12-8, Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-5, Saturday 9-12).
Feel free to contact Library Director Billie Dall at 319-989-2608 with any questions.
Monday 10:00 – 6:00 133 E. Elder
Tuesday 10:00 – 5:00 Dike, Iowa 50624
Wednesday 10:00 – 5:00 319-989-2608
Thursday 10:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 5:00 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 9:00 – 12:00