Library News

The MPPL was awarded an “On the Road to Recovery” Grant to purchase acrylic barriers and study carrels. Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services, under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

Library Hours

MPPL is open on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Closed on the last Saturday of each month.

Check out our newest database: Ancestry Library. Access census, vitals, military, and immigration records to find family history. Ancestry Library is an in-library only resource.

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.

The Senior Citizen Resources page provides seniors with information and services for Melrose Park residents and the surrounding suburbs. Click here to access the page.

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


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: Penguin Thermometer Magnet

Age Group: 3 and Up

When: Ongoing

Description: MPPL is publishing a digital cookbook on our website featuring recipes from the community!

🫑 We would love to include your favorites that are easy and fun to make all year long!

🌶 Please share your best recipes and memories with us by drop off, mail or email:

Register: Submit recipe via Google Form

Submit recipe via submission form

Age Group: Adults & Teens

When: Posted on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am

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

Storytime Theme: Groundhog Day

Bilingual Storytime Theme: El Señor Marmota Quiere El Día Libre | Mr. Groundhog Wants The Day Off

Age Group: 1 – 5

When: February 7th – 21th

Description: Join MPPL for the next Together We Read Digital Book Club. During the program, libraries in the U.S. can join the digital book club and borrow the book in ebook or audiobook format. Click here for details.

Book: The Five Wounds By Kirstin Valdez Quade

Age Group: Adults


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