Library Blog

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.

Chicago Mexicana en imágenes

 

 

 

Chicago Mexicana en imágenes presentado por  Rita Arias Jirasek: Miercoles, Noviembre 17, 7pm, regístrese el escritorio "Reference" (Consulta).

Mexican Chicago: A Story in Pictures

Join Rita Arias Jirasek at the Melrose Park Library on Wednesday, November 17 at 7pm as she presents the stories of the Mexican experience in the Midwest through photographs.

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.

Amanda in the stacks
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