Library News Blog


Downloadable Audiobooks, eBooks, Music and Video

June 3, 2011

Media On DemandWe now offer downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, music and video via Media on Demand.

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One World, Many Stories

May 27, 2011

For Children Ages 3 Through 5th Grade

One World Many Stories

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Melrose Park: Images of America Book

May 10, 2011

Originally founded by German immigrants, followed by successive waves of Lithuanians, Italians, and Hispanics, Melrose Park has undergone a series of transformations since its incorporation in 1882. Close proximity to Chicago and the coming of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad ensured that Melrose Park became a center for manufacturing and heavy industry. Major companies including Benjamin Moore, International Harvester, and the National Malleable Castings Company built plants here, and the town was also known as the headquarters for Polk Brothers.

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New Computer Reservation and Printing Upgrade

February 22, 2011

We're getting a reservation/printing system upgrade! If you have money on your library card, you must "cash in" at the Circulation Desk before March 31st.*

*After this date any money on your card will be non-refundable.

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Check out a Nook or a Kindle at the Melrose Park Library

February 9, 2011

Now when you visit the Melrose Park Library, you can checkout a whole different kind of book or rather a whole heap of books.  We now have Nooks and Kindles preloaded with a variety of books ranging from new bestsellers to time-honored classics. Each eReader has over 40 titles so far.

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There's a New Card in Town

January 19, 2011

The new Melrose Park Library Card is here and it boasts a sparkling new design. New cards also come with a key tag so that you can place it on a key ring. The Melrose Park Public Library Card is available for free to residents of Melrose Park's 60160 zipcode. The card allows you to checkout materials from MLS libraries, access Internet computers in the library, use subscription databases, and checkout Museum Passes. If you are replacing your card, there is a $3 replacement fee.

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Mexican Chicago: A Story in Pictures

October 20, 2010

Join Rita Arias Jirasek at the Melrose Park Library on Wednesday, November 17 at 7pm as she presents the stories of the Mexican experience in the Midwest through photographs.

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Ancestry Library Edition

September 9, 2010

Ancestry.comAncestry® Library Edition

Visit the library to access Ancestry.com which allows you to search historical records, stories,photos,maps, and many other publications and databases. Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.

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A Message to Illinois Library Patrons : Metropolitan Library System

September 9, 2010

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A Message to Illinois Library Patrons

While you are aware of the financial problems the State of Illinois is experiencing you may not be aware of the impact it is having on your local public library service.

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Melrose Park Historical Center

July 13, 2010

The Melrose Park Library Historical Center, located in the Melrose Park Library, is open to the public. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Melrose Park through words and pictures, please visit us in the Historical Center or use this site to listen to stories from longtime Melrose Park residents, look at pictures from the town's past, or learn more information about our community and its rich history.

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Mail Order Homes

April 20, 2010

Thanks to a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the Melrose Park Public Library partnered with four area libraries/historical societies to continue research on mail-order homes. Architectural surveys have been completed for River Forest, Maywood, Bellwood, and Elmhurst. Visit the Mail-Order Homes Database documenting the mail-order homes identified.

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