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Help Wanted – Library Aide

Part-Time Library Aide


  • greets library patrons and assists with circulation desk procedures including: library card registration, check-in and check-out of materials, and acceptance of payment for fines and fees
  • assists patrons with searching the catalog, locating materials, and using equipment
  • provides service and answers for routine reference questions
  • provides basic computer hardware and software assistance
  • follows circulation desk procedures and library policies and explains policy to library patrons.
  • Empties book drop and returns material to shelves
  • additional duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • demonstrated ability to perform essential job functions
  • strong customer service skills needed
  • computer skills/keyboarding skills/mouse skills are required.

Physical Demands of the Position:

  • ability to work in a defined space and stand for periods of time.
  • bending/twisting, reaching and feeling.
  • climbing: ascending and descending short footstool.
  • handling: picking up and shelving books.
  • pushing and pulling: objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheeled carts
  • standing, walking, stooping, kneeling and crouching.

Schedule:  Mondays 5-7pm Tuesday 3-7pm, Thursdays 5-7pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm and to fill in when needed for vacations or sick days.

Applications can be picked up at the library or can be printed here and returned to the library or sent via email to Angie Strong at

Applications accepted until August 7, 2020



Boone County Landfill Property Demolition Requirements



There seems to be an abundance of buildings, including mobile homes, being torn down lately and Boone County residents are not following the rules for the Boone County Landfill regarding their disposal. Today there are very strict regulations in the handling of asbestos containing material, which can be found in demolition debris.

The Boone County Landfill is regulated by many different entities, some of which are the Iowa DNR, the EPA and OSHA.  These regulations ensure the health and well-being of our employees and our customers which is foremost in our minds.

With these demolitions, we most often see asbestos containing material in slate roofing or siding, pipe wrap, old floor and ceiling tiles, in addition to other items.

The Boone County Landfill (BCL) REQUIRES documentation from a person properly trained AND certified in asbestos removal that there either was no asbestos in the demolition debris or that all asbestos containing materials have been properly removed from the demolished property debris before we accept any buildings (including mobile homes) that have been torn down, regardless of whether it’s commercial or residential.

All facility demolitions require the submission of a demolition notification form to the DNR – even if no asbestos is found.

If a building has been torn down and no asbestos testing has been done on it, the entire building will have to be brought in as asbestos containing material.  The fees for asbestos containing material brought to the Boone County Landfill ARE THREE TIMES that of regular garbage because of the special handling involved.

You may have heard that a family demolishing their own house to rebuild or remodel is exempt.  That may be true for Iowa DNR regulations, but it is not true for other applications and it is a Boone County Landfill requirement to have it tested for asbestos and have written proof it has been taken care of properly.

Check our site on the or give us a call at (515) 433-0591 for further regulations on the handling of asbestos.

City Brush Dump Notice

The City Brush Dump will be available for residents between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM.  Please remember that ONLY organic yard waste, tree limbs, leaves, etc..are allowed in the brush dump.  It is illegal to dump anything other than organic yard waste in the brush dump and violators will cause the brush dump to be closed permanently.

Madrid Parks Announcement

Mayor Brown and the City Council have decided that Madrid city parks, playgrounds, and shelters be re-opened effective immediately.  Bathrooms will open later in the week.  If you have any questions, please contact City Hall.

No Wipes Down the Pipes!

Elementary School Street Project – Water St

Beginning May 26, 2020, the continuation of the elementary school street project will begin.  21st Street will be closed between Main St and Water Street and Water Street will be closed from 21st Street to Highway 210.

The project is estimated to be completed by August 23, 2020.  If you have any questions, please contact Scott Church, Public Works Director, at (515)230-1042.


Madrid – Bird Friendly Iowa City

Did you know that Madrid has been designated a Bird Friendly Iowa city?  What does that mean? 

  • Bird Friendly Iowa works with communities, organizations and citizens to create and enhance essential habitats that support birds.
  • Educates citizens about the importance of birds and healthy ecosystems.
  • Provides public recognition for those who work for sustainable solutions for birds.

Need information about providing habitats for birds or other resources about birding?  Just follow this link



Board & Committee Members Needed!

The City of Madrid is currently looking for volunteers to sit on our:

Park Board
Labor Day Commission
SAM Center Board
(Volunteers for the SAM (Senior Associates) Center should be age 40 and over to sit on the board.)

If interested, please complete the contact form below.  Applications are being accepted through May 26, 2020.

Planning & ZoningParkBoard of AdjustmentLabor DaySAM Center-40 and over

Madrid Schools- Main St becomes temp one-way

Beginning on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Main St will become one-way, North to South, from 11:15am-1:00pm for lunch grab-and-go pick up. We ask that vehicles use W 21st St (NOT Little St) to enter Main St. We ask that vehicles line up single file to the left.  This will allow vehicles to exit onto Highway 210 from Main Street.

Library Donations

The library is unable to accept library material (books, magazines etc.) donations at this time.  When we are able to do so again we will let you know.  Thank you for understanding.