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MASK MANDATE: Effective Monday, August 30th, Governor Pritzker reinstated an indoor mask mandate for all Illinois residents (2 years of age and older) regardless of COVID vaccination status.  Check out our In-Person Services page for up-to-date library services.

Library Hours

The library is now open on Saturdays from:

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Closed on the last Saturday of each month

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Stop by MPPL and check out a book or a movie to get a raffle ticket and enter to win 4 FREE General Admission Passes to the Brookfield Zoo

Drawings will be held daily!

Community Resources

The Community Corner page is for people seeking information and a connection with the community at large. Click here to access the page.

The Community Helplines & Resources page is dedicated to providing helpful and reliable sources for you or someone you know that may need assistance during difficult situations. Click here for helplines and additional resources.

Check out Veterans Park District’s latest programs and events at the parks and facilities. Click here for more information.

Programs

When: October 27th, 2021

Event: Author Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV series, will speak in this live virtual event about his newest release “The Hour of the Witch”.

Register: Click here to register for virtual event

Age Group: Adults

When: Every Monday – Stop by the library to pick up your craft every Monday!

Watch: Video tutorials can be found on our Melrose Park Public Library YouTube Channel

Craft Theme: Pirate Ship Craft from Oriental Trading

Age Group: 3 and Up

When: Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the middle of each month

Watch: Videos can be found on our Melrose Park Public Library YouTube Channel

Story Time Theme: Pirate Party Storytime!

Age Group: 1 – 5

Attractions

Kiddieland Sign

The iconic Kiddieland lighted sign originally located on the corner of North and First Avenues has a new home at the Melrose Park Public Library parking lot. Come check out the sign and our Kiddieland archival collection!

Maywood Park Arch Sign

The Maywood Park Arch sign is now located at the Melrose Park Public Library parking lot. Stop by to see the sign and our Maywood Park Racetrack archival collection!

The restored Airmail mural is located in the Adult Services department.  Click here to learn more about the history of the mural and other artwork. Visit the library to view Airmail on display and other artwork!

The Melrose Park Public Library special collections include digital and physical materials related to the history of Melrose Park, historical newspapers, mail-order homes, and the Veteran’s History Project. All are welcome to explore our special collection in person and online!

New Materials

Adults Books & Movies

Children Books & Movies

Teen Books