Library News Blog

Art Contest

April 1, 2015

The Melrose Park Public Library is looking for expressions of Mexican-American heritage to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Share your artistic creations in any or all formats that capture the meaning of Cinco de Mayo for you for a chance to win a $25 Olive Garden gift certificate. Entries can include drawings, paintings, digital graphics, sketches, and photographs.

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Tips & Tech Thursdays

March 13, 2015


If it seems like using technology at your library is one big puzzle we'll be showing you how the pieces fit every third Thursday of the month. Learn about all the digital services the library offers and get help using them.

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Women's History Month

March 5, 2015

March is Women's History Month, and what better way to commemorate this feat than by reading books relating women's struggles and achievements. The following slideshow outlines the diversity in women's experiences over the past three hundred years, from the colonial era to modern times, with works on an array of individuals including Rosa Parks, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, flappers, World War II factory works, and nuns. 

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New Library Catalog

February 4, 2015
We've switched to a brand new online catalog.

If you have trouble logging into your account click "Forgot PIN" to reset your PIN via email or come into the library to have your PIN reset.

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African American History

January 28, 2015

Creating an all-inclusive resource guide for African American history is difficult due to the wide-scope and vast amount of resources available in this subject area. The following resources barely scratch the surface. Organized chronologically, the guide is designed to get you to explore the topics and lead to further inquiries.

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Patron Picks for 2014

December 18, 2014

As the year winds down to a close, (and the Melrose Park Public Library is undergoing renovations and closed for the remainder of the year), here is a list of the most popular titles amongst our patrons in 2014. The list has been compiled using circulation data, and limited to our patrons and items.

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Free Tax Counseling for the Elderly

December 12, 2014

Appointments may be made starting January 26, 2015.

Have you had your taxes completed? If not, RSVP to set-up an appointment.

Tax returns will be prepared at the following locations:
Triton College
Elmwood Park Senior Center
Melrose Park Public Library
Proviso Township Office
Norridge Senior Assistance Center
Leyden Township Senior Center

For information or an appointment, call:

(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3895

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Hour of Code

November 26, 2014

With Computer Science Education Week this December (from December 8 to 14) use the following resources to start coding. uses this week to demystify and spread knowledge of computer science through their Hour of Code initiative, offering resources and tutorials for anyone to learn the basics.

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Game On @your library

November 13, 2014

Come on over to the Melrose Park Library and play classic/modern board games! We'll have plenty of games to play each month or bring your own to play with us. All skill levels welcome.



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Quick Reads

November 13, 2014

“Short Stories, Published as Standalone Reads” (Book Coasters) 

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Teen Book Club

October 20, 2014

Click on the book covers to be taken to our catalog so you can put books on hold!


April's meeting will be Tuesday, April 28th from 5-6 p.m. We will continue making things with duct tape since we had so much fun with it! Here's what we're reading for April:

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Books vs. Movies

October 20, 2014

These young adult books are just a handful of the many have been made into movies. Which do you prefer? The book or the movie? If you've read the book and seen the movie, come in to the Melrose Park Public Library and let one of the Youth Services Librarians know which one you liked better. We'll give a free button!

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