Library News

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

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

Closed on the last Saturday of each month.


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.

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

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.


When: Ongoing

Program 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: Click here for submission form

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: Farm Frame from Oriental Trading

Age Group: 3 and Up

When: Posted on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am

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

Storytime Theme: Farm Fun!

Bilingual Storytime Theme: ¡No, Tito, no! | No, No Titus! (No, No Titus!)

Age Group: 1 – 5


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

Adult Books & Movies

Teen Books

Children's Books & Movies