Library News Blog

Summer Hours

May 11, 2015

The Melrose Park Public Library will be closed on Saturdays from June 27-September 5. Regular Saturday hours will resume on September 12.

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Ice-Cream Social

May 7, 2015

Join us for an Ice-Cream Social featuring an ice-cream bar for you to realize your favorite creations. The bar will include a variety of toppings including cookies, whipped cream, and hot fudge, along with three of the most popular flavors in ice-cream, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

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Cinco de Mayo Art Contest

May 4, 2015

This April, we asked what Cinco de Mayo means to you. In response, the following seven images were submitted, each symbolizing an aspect of Mexican-American heritage. 


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Changes in Loan Policy

April 29, 2015

Beginning May 1st, the Melrose Park Public Library will be loaning videos for a three-week period, regardless of format or content. You can  check-out DVDs or blu-rays, feature films or documentaries, new and old for 21 days from our library!!! Choose from our extensive collection, or request an item from another library. 

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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.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your catalog experience. As you may have noticed, some services are experiencing intermittent issues as we continue to optimize the new system. Be assured that librarians and IT professionals are working diligently to correct any issues that arise. Feel free to let us know when you experience a problem. Please contact us for the most up-to-date catalog access news or to discuss your library account. We greatly appreciate the patience of our patrons during this time of transition, and apologize for any inconvenience that you may experience.

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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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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

The next Game On will be on October 10, 2015.

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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!


May's meeting will be Tuesday, May 26th from 5-6 p.m. Our craft is to be determined. If you have ideas for a craft email Rose at Here's what we're reading for May:

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