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Melrose Park: Images of America Book

Originally founded by German immigrants, followed by successive waves of Lithuanians, Italians, and Hispanics, Melrose Park has undergone a series of transformations since its incorporation in 1882. Close proximity to Chicago and the coming of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad ensured that Melrose Park became a center for manufacturing and heavy industry. Major companies including Benjamin Moore, International Harvester, and the National Malleable Castings Company built plants here, and the town was also known as the headquarters for Polk Brothers.

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New Computer Reservation and Printing Upgrade

We're getting a reservation/printing system upgrade! If you have money on your library card, you must "cash in" at the Circulation Desk before March 31st.*

*After this date any money on your card will be non-refundable.

Check out a Nook or a Kindle at the Melrose Park Library

Now when you visit the Melrose Park Library, you can checkout a whole different kind of book or rather a whole heap of books.  We now have Nooks and Kindles preloaded with a variety of books ranging from new bestsellers to time-honored classics. Each eReader has over 40 titles so far.

There's a New Card in Town

The new Melrose Park Library Card is here and it boasts a sparkling new design. New cards also come with a key tag so that you can place it on a key ring. The Melrose Park Public Library Card is available for free to residents of Melrose Park's 60160 zipcode. The card allows you to checkout materials from MLS libraries, access Internet computers in the library, use subscription databases, and checkout Museum Passes. If you are replacing your card, there is a $3 replacement fee.

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