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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry.comAncestry® Library Edition

Visit the library to access Ancestry.com which allows you to search historical records, stories,photos,maps, and many other publications and databases. Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.

A Message to Illinois Library Patrons : Metropolitan Library System

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A Message to Illinois Library Patrons

While you are aware of the financial problems the State of Illinois is experiencing you may not be aware of the impact it is having on your local public library service.

New Fine Rate and Increase in Printing Fees

Effective November 1,2010, black & white prints and copies will increase to 15 cents per page.

Fines for books, CDs, Audiobooks, and magazines will increase to 15 cents per day. DVD and Multimedia fines will remain $2.00 per day.

Starting January 1,2011, there will be a $3.00 charge for OCLC requests.

Melrose Park Library Youth Services Department Receives Grant from Target for the Reading Takes You Places storytime series

The Youth Services department announced a partnership with Target® in recognition of its efforts in early literacy education. The grant will allow us to obtain materials to make our storytimes more interactive and exciting with story-telling props, craft supplies, books, and family-friendly seating.

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Melrose Park Historical Center

The Melrose Park Library Historical Center, located in the Melrose Park Library, is open to the public. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Melrose Park through words and pictures, please visit us in the Historical Center or use this site to listen to stories from longtime Melrose Park residents, look at pictures from the town's past, or learn more information about our community and its rich history.

Mail Order Homes

Thanks to a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the Melrose Park Public Library partnered with four area libraries/historical societies to continue research on mail-order homes. Architectural surveys have been completed for River Forest, Maywood, Bellwood, and Elmhurst. Visit the Mail-Order Homes Database documenting the mail-order homes identified.

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