Library News

What to Read Next

Posted on: October 14, 2014


March is Women's History Month. Check out this website for an interactive history lesson (it's fun, seriously).




NPR has ranked the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels! Click below to find out if your favorites made the list!

Read Full Post

Halloween Horror Read-Out

Posted on: September 18, 2014

Here is your opportunity to ‘act-out’ in the library.

Read Full Post

Apple Festival

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Explore the different varieties of apples with a presentation featuring taste tests, before selecting your favorite to make a gourmet caramel apple at the library. Each participant will be guided through the process of:

  1. Dipping an apple in a caramel sauce.

Read Full Post

Scrapbooking & Papercrafts

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Come and enjoy a morning of Scrapbooking with Nora at the Melrose Park Public Library. Discover different techniques in scrapbooking as we work on simple to elaborate page layouts and explore print and electronic resources provided by the library.


Read Full Post

You are never too old to learn @ your library:

Posted on: August 11, 2014


With the help of our staff, Consuelo has been able to conquer basic computer skills and use these skills to further explore electronic resources provided by the Melrose Park Public Library. Starting with the basics, Consuelo learned computer operating skills such as how to use a mouse and typing. Using these skills, she started her first email account at the library. Currently, she is using our electronic resource, Mango Languages, to better her English-language skills. MPPL provides an array of resources to further your computer skills and make you self-sufficient in adult learning.

Read Full Post

Summer Reading 2014

Posted on: August 7, 2014

In case you missed this:

Read Full Post

Mock Naturalization Interviews

Posted on: August 2, 2014
Mock Naturalization Interviews:
Read Full Post

New Online Resources

Posted on: July 7, 2014

Melrose Park Public Library has four new additions to our database collection to meet your research needs! Check out these resources below or through the Online Resources tab on our website. For more information, you can contact the Adult Services Department or visit the EBSCO Support Site. 


Read Full Post

Immigration 101

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Immigration 101:

Read Full Post

Citizenship & Beyond

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White recently announced that the Melrose Park Public Library was awarded a Fiscal Year 2014 "Another Opportunity for Back 2 Books" grant for the MPPL project titled Citizenship and Beyond. Grant funds will be used to purchase adult and juvenile titles in English, Spanish, and Polish to help immigrants achieve US Citizenship and get started as new Americans. All these materials are available in the new Everyday Life Collection at the Melrose Park Public Library.


Read Full Post

Apps at the Melrose Park Library

Posted on: May 7, 2014

Take the library with you where ever you go with these apps free to use with your Melrose Park Library card.


eBooks and Audio Books

Media On Demand (powered by Overdrive)

Overdrive Media Console is available for most devices including iOS, Android, Windows 8, Kindle, and Nook.



Read Full Post

Download and Stream Music with Freegal

Posted on: May 7, 2014

Freegal is a free and legal way to download and stream music courtesy of your library.

Read Full Post