New Books & Movies

Adult Programs

The MPPL is publishing a digital cookbook featuring recipes from the community! We would love to include your recipe! Please share your best recipes and memories with us by mail or email:

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Triton College is looking for participants either new students or volunteers for it’s Access to Literacy Program in order to serve and enrich the community. Click here for more information and applications.

Adult students of all ages and levels are able to enroll for traditional, weekly private lessons. Music instruction has been a part of the University’s fabric for more than 150 years, which means you’re assured a learning experience rooted in tradition, but also one that involves that latest techniques. Click here for more details.

Online Resources

Digital Library

If you have questions about how to use the online resources, please visit us, call the Reference Desk: (708) 649-7485, or email: If you are using our online resources from home, you will need your Melrose Park library card number to log in.

Special Collections

Step back in time and discover the rich history of Melrose Park, Illinois. Every town has a story to tell and Melrose Park is no different. These digital collections provide an overview of a vibrant, ever- adapting community that actively embraces its old traditions while creating new ones. Click here to start your walk down memory lane.

Explore over 1200 local digitized newspapers from the Herald. Click here to start your search.

The Melrose Park Library partnered with four area libraries/historical societies conducting surveys to identify mail-order homes.  The culmination of the project is the creation of this free public database documenting the homes identified throughout this process. Click here to check out the mail-order houses.

The Veterans History Project honors American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them by preserving stories of their service to our country. The primary focus of the collection are first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from World War I (1914-1920), World War II (1939-1946), Korean War (1950-1955), Vietnam War (1961-1975), Persian Gulf War (1990-1995), and Afganistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present). Click here to start your search.