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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!

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You are never too old to learn @ your library:

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.

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Summer Reading 2014

August 7, 2014

In case you missed this:

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In-Library iPad Checkout

July 31, 2014

Check out one of our two new iPads for in-library use from the Adult Services Desk for Internet access and to access numerous online resources provided by the library. The iPads are easy to navigate and make it easier to view content. Sit and use comfortably from anywhere in the library for two hours of uninterrupted screen time.


  • Patrons must be Melrose Park Public Library cardholders, 14 years or older
  • Library card must be in good standing, fines under $5.00
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New Online Resources

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. 


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Salsa Contest

June 27, 2014

What: The Melrose Park Public Library will be holding our first ever Salsa Contest at the End of the Summer Reading Party. Contest winners may win a $25 gift certificate to Carnitas Don Alfredo to be used at any of their three locations.

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Citizenship & Beyond

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.


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Apps at the Melrose Park Library

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.



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Download Music and Stream Movies with Freegal

May 7, 2014

What is Freegal?

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

Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. 


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Computer Resource Center is open

April 9, 2014

The Resource Center has moved from Winston Plaza to the Melrose Park Public Library. The Center offers PC’s equipped with Microsoft Office Suite software including Word and Excel. Computer usage is free for all Melrose Park residents on a first come first serve basis. There is a nominal charge for any printing or faxing. The Resource Center is handicapped accessible.


Melrose Park Public Library, 801 N 19th Avenue
There is a separate entrance on south side of building.


Monday - Thursday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Triton College Information Booth

April 7, 2014

Representatives from Triton College will be at the library to answer your questions about their programs, career services, and more. Drop in on the scheduled Mondays between 4-6pm.

April 7th, 21st

May 5th, 19th


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Pajama Storytime

February 21, 2014

Bring your family to the library for a quiet storytime just befor bed! Families with children ages 0-7 are invted to come to the library in their pajamas to here some stories, rhymes, and songs.

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