Library News Blog

Halloween Horror Read-Out

October 6, 2015

Here is your chance to "act-out" in the library! Choose your favorite scary story to read or perform in our "haunted" basement. Got stage fright? Just sit back and enjoy the spine-chilling show and tricky treats. Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged. All ages are welcome if they dare!

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Hispanic American Fiction & Nonfiction

September 17, 2015

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by borrowing the following books from our library. The booklist contains both popular and classic fiction titles, along with nonfiction pertaining to Latin American cooking, biographies, and an overview of America's Hispanic past. 

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Banned Books Week: September 27 to October 3, 2015

September 2, 2015

According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, over 5,099 books were challenged in the past decade.

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Driving Test Prep

August 3, 2015

Melrose Park Library is pleased to partner with to offer free online DMV practice tests for library patrons. With 11 car tests, 8 motorcycle tests, 4 CDL tests, 3 handbooks, and plenty of advice for getting your Illinois driver's license or permit, is one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests.

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Upcoming Reads

July 24, 2015

September update: Preview titles to watch out for this year with this booklist drawn from different literary genres, including both fiction and nonfiction titles. Click on the title to place a hold on that item, or contact the Adult Services Department to make a request.

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New Release: Go Set a Watchman

July 17, 2015

There has been great hype surrounding Go Set a Watchman that released on July 14th. Read Full Post

Superhero Filmography

July 10, 2015

We are all excited about the “Escape the Ordinary” Summer Reading Program at the Melrose Park Public Library, including our superhero mascots for the program. While you can find superheroes in every corner of the library promoting the program, do you have a complete understanding of superheroes? Including titles of recent must-sees, the following guide will help fill in the gaps in your superhero knowledge.

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The Girl on the Train & Other Suggested Readings

June 19, 2015

Can’t get to a copy of the New York Times Best-Seller, The Girl on the Train, fast enough, or need to indulge in another psychological thriller? Here is a list of read-alikes available from our library.

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New library app!

June 12, 2015

You can now use the BookMyne app to access our library catalog on the go! Search our catalog, place holds, manage your library account, and download electronic resources through your mobile devices. Accessible in English, Arabic, French, German, and Spanish languages.

Step-by-step instructions:

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Bubble Wonders

May 30, 2015


Bubble master Geoff Akins is bringing his spectacular show, Anything is Possible, to the  Melrose Park Public Library!  Join us to be amazed by Geoff as he uses bubbles to entertain, educate, and empower both children and adults.

Geoff’s fabulous, family-friendly show is an inspiring peek into the possible.  Fun for all ages! Please Register online or at either the Adult Services Desk or the Youth Services Desk.

Tuesday, July 21: 6:30pm


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Escape the Ordinary Fiesta

May 27, 2015

We kicked off the Escape the Ordinary summer reading program with icy cool treats at our Ice Cream Social in June, but the program ends with some sizzle and spice! Join us for prizes, music, and our 2nd Annual Salsa Contest!

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