Library News

Arts and Crafts

February 6, 2014

It's time to get out your creative side! The library is hosting a montly craft event for kids in grades K-6th to make a special treasure to take home.

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Valentine's Day: Drop-In Craft

February 6, 2014

Join us at the library when we make Valentine's Day cards for our family and friends!

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Lego Club

February 6, 2014

Join us for some new and exciting adventures in Lego Club! The library will supply the Legos, you bring your imagination!

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Chocolate Desserts

January 7, 2014

Chef Michael Maddox will present a culinary program featuring three delectable chocolate desserts. Join us on Saturday February 15 at 11am to learn how to create three edible masterpieces and stay afterward to sample the goodies!

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ACT Practice Exam

December 12, 2013

The Princeton Review will host a free full-length practice ACT exam at the Melrose Park Library on January 18th from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

​Please register by January 15th at the Adult Services desk or on our website. 

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New Holiday Closings

December 6, 2013

December 23rd - January 1st 2014

The library will be getting new flooring for the New Year!


Place holds before December 13th.

Starting the 13th you won't be able to place new holds.


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Healthcare Enrollment

November 21, 2013

Enrollment Dates for ACA Health Coverage​​

Proviso Township Mental Health Commission will be at the Melrose Park Library every Friday starting this December. They will help people sign up for Health Care coverage. Please call (708.240.4435) or email ( for an appointment. 

Every Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Melrose Park Library

801 North 19th Ave (Broadway)
Melrose Park, IL 60160

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Learn a new language for free through the Melrose Park Library!

June 13, 2013

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.

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Back to Books Grant Awarded to Melrose Park Library

May 1, 2013

Building Bilingual Bridges with Books Secretary of State/State Librarian Jesse White recently announced that the Melrose Park Public Library was one of the recipients of the FY13 “Back to Books” grant. Read Full Post

Donating Books

January 21, 2013

The library accepts book donations at the Circulation Desk. We do not accept encyclopedias.

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Tax Information 2015

January 9, 2013

Order tax forms

Call the IRS 1-800-829-3676 to request federal tax forms.

Call Illinois Revenue 1-800-356-6302 for state tax forms.

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December 3, 2012

A fresco by Edwin Boyd Johnson

June 1935

The Treasury Section of Fine Arts announces a competition to design and paint a nine foot wide by four foot, six inch high mural for the Melrose Park Post Office.


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