Melrose Park Public Library

Melrose Park Public Library The Melrose Park Public Library focuses on meeting the educational, informational, and cultural needs of the racially and economically diverse community of Melrose Park, Illinois.

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☃️ Hello Friends! It’s time to watch our bilingual storytime video on our YouTube channel! We will be reading ❄️I See Wi...
12/22/2021
Bilingual Storytime: Veo el invierno | I See Winter

☃️ Hello Friends! It’s time to watch our bilingual storytime video on our YouTube channel! We will be reading ❄️I See Winter❄️ After you enjoy watching our storytime video, please come into MPPL to pick up your FREE ACTIVITY PACKET!

☃️ ¡Hola Amigos! Es hora de ver nuestra hora de Cuentos Bilingüe en nuestro canal de YouTube. Estaremos leyendo ❄️Veo el invierno❄️ ¡Después de disfrutar viendo el video de la hora del cuento, ingrese a MPPL para recoger su PAQUETE DE ACTIVIDADES GRATIS!

https://youtu.be/Nx_BYo45oGQ

Join us next month for a new bilingual Seasonal Storytime! Ages 1-5.¡Únete a nosotros el próximo mes para distrutar de un nuevo cuento de temporada bilingüe ...

🌲 Reminder 🌲
12/21/2021

🌲 Reminder 🌲

🌲 Reminder 🌲

🎅🏻 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Milk Bottle for Santa from Oriental Trading!🎅🏻 Hurry in to MPPL t...
12/20/2021
Make It Mondays: Milk Bottle For Santa From Oriental Trading

🎅🏻 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Milk Bottle for Santa from Oriental Trading!

🎅🏻 Hurry in to MPPL to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG - supplies are limited!

🎅🏻 If you need step-by-step assembly instructions, then watch our video on our Official YouTube Channel!

https://youtu.be/msmOHHOp65Q

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

🔴 We have extended the gift wrapping at MPPL for an entire week! Stop by any time to wrap your gifts! 🔴 *while supplies ...
12/19/2021

🔴 We have extended the gift wrapping at MPPL for an entire week! Stop by any time to wrap your gifts! 🔴 *while supplies last

🔴 We have extended the gift wrapping at MPPL for an entire week! Stop by any time to wrap your gifts! 🔴 *while supplies last

12/18/2021
🔴 Holiday Gift Wrapping at MPPL 🔴
12/13/2021

🔴 Holiday Gift Wrapping at MPPL 🔴

🔴 Holiday Gift Wrapping at MPPL 🔴

🎅🏻 Hey Everyone! This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Santa Stand-Up from Oriental Trading!🎅🏻 Stop by MPP...
12/13/2021
Make It Mondays: Santa Stand-Up From Oriental Trading

🎅🏻 Hey Everyone! This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Santa Stand-Up from Oriental Trading!

🎅🏻 Stop by MPPL for your FREE CRAFT BAG and then watch our YouTube video linked below for step-by-step assembly instructions!

🎅🏻 Supplies are limited, so hurry in!

https://youtu.be/QS9UdKOsBek

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

🎄Stop by the library to check out a Christmas Cookbook!🎄
12/09/2021

🎄Stop by the library to check out a Christmas Cookbook!🎄

🎄Stop by the library to check out a Christmas Cookbook!🎄

12/08/2021
❄️ Hello Friends! Let’s celebrate this joyful season with our Happy Holidays December Storytime up on our YouTube channe...
12/08/2021
Happy Holidays Storytime!

❄️ Hello Friends! Let’s celebrate this joyful season with our Happy Holidays December Storytime up on our YouTube channel!

❄️ We will be reading The Joyful Book written and illustrated by Todd Parr.

❄️ Don’t forget to come into the library to pick up your FREE ACTIVITY PACKET which includes fun holiday activity sheets and coloring pages!

https://youtu.be/7cxSVTqECGw

Join us once a month for seasonal stories and activities! Videos will be posted on a Wednesday at 10am, in the middle of each month. Ages 1-5.For activity pa...

❄️ Hey Everyone! This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Reindeer Craft Stick Sign from Oriental Trading!❄️ ...
12/06/2021
Make It Mondays: Reindeer Craft Stick Sign From Oriental Trading

❄️ Hey Everyone! This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Reindeer Craft Stick Sign from Oriental Trading!

❄️ Come into the library to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG with the materials to make yours at home!

❄️ Watch the step-by-step assembly instructions on our Official YouTube channel linked below!

https://youtu.be/wuuCr53kt20

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

🐔 A Farm Frame from Oriental Trading is this week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft!🐷 Stop by MPPL to pick up your FR...
11/29/2021
Make It Mondays: Farm Frame from Oriental Trading

🐔 A Farm Frame from Oriental Trading is this week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft!

🐷 Stop by MPPL to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG to make yours at home!

🐔 Watch our YouTube video linked below for step-by-step instructions!

🐷 Supplies are limited, so hurry in!

https://youtu.be/792xRx4mH8U

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

11/25/2021
📕 Hello Friends! It’s time to watch our bilingual storytime video on our YouTube channel. We will be reading No, No, Tit...
11/24/2021
Bilingual Storytime: ¡No, Tito, no! | No, No Titus!

📕 Hello Friends! It’s time to watch our bilingual storytime video on our YouTube channel. We will be reading No, No, Titus! By: Claire Masurel & Illustrated By: Shari Halpern. After you enjoy watching our storytime video, please come in to MPPL to pick up your FREE ACTIVITY PACKET!

📕 ¡Hola Amigos! Es hora de ver nuestra hora de Cuentos Bilingüe en nuestro canal de YouTube. Estaremos leyendo ¡No, Tito, no! por Claire Masurel e ilustrado por Shari Halpern. ¡Después de disfrutar viendo el video de la hora del cuento, ingrese a MPPL para recogar su PAQUETE DE ACTIVIDADES GRATIS!

https://youtu.be/X7K7s_RjthY

Join us next month for a new bilingual Seasonal Storytime! Ages 1-5.¡Únete a nosotros el próximo mes para distrutar de un nuevo cuento de temporada bilingüe ...

🍁🍂 Reminder 🍂🍁
11/23/2021

🍁🍂 Reminder 🍂🍁

🍁🍂 Reminder 🍂🍁

🍁 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Turkey Banner from Oriental Trading!🦃 Stop by MPPL to pick up your...
11/22/2021
Make It Mondays: Turkey Banner from Oriental Trading

🍁 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Turkey Banner from Oriental Trading!

🦃 Stop by MPPL to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG so you can make yours just in time for Thanksgiving!

🦃 Then watch our YouTube video linked below for step-by-step assembly instructions!

🍁 Supplies are limited, so hurry in!

https://youtu.be/bJ3zOYflwKs

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

11/20/2021
🍁 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Scarecrow Wreath from Oriental Trading!🌻 Stop by MPPL to pick up y...
11/15/2021
Make It Mondays: Scarecrow Wreath from Oriental Trading

🍁 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Scarecrow Wreath from Oriental Trading!

🌻 Stop by MPPL to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG so you can make this fun fall craft at home!

🌻 Don’t forget to watch our YouTube video if you need step-by-step assembly instructions!

🍁 Supplies are limited, so hurry in! Or call us at (708) 649-7481 to reserve a bag!

https://youtu.be/t4NTe83-CJg

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

11/10/2021
🐷🐮 Hey Friends! It’s time to watch “Farm Fun” our November Storytime video up on our YouTube channel!🐷🐮 We will be readi...
11/10/2021
Farm Fun Storytime!

🐷🐮 Hey Friends! It’s time to watch “Farm Fun” our November Storytime video up on our YouTube channel!

🐷🐮 We will be reading 2 fun books about the farm!
🐔 Down by the Barn By: Will Hillenbrand
AND
🐔 The Cow Loves Cookies By: Karma Wilson

🐷🐮 After you enjoy watching our children’s storytime video, please come in to MPPL to pick up your FREE ACTIVITY PACKET!! See you soon!

https://youtu.be/V0-plCjgOBo

Join us once a month for seasonal stories and activities! Videos will be posted on a Wednesday at 10am, in the middle of each month. Ages 1-5.For activity pa...

🐴 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Paper Plate Horse Craft from Oriental Trading!🐴 Gallop in to MPPL ...
11/08/2021
Make It Mondays: Paper Plate Horse from Oriental Trading

🐴 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Paper Plate Horse Craft from Oriental Trading!

🐴 Gallop in to MPPL to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG so you can make your very own! Don’t forget to watch our YouTube video linked below if you need step-by-step assembly instructions!

🐴 Supplies are limited, so hurry in!

https://youtu.be/PXHm7h998nU

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

11/04/2021
🟪 WOW! A big shout out to our friends of the MPPL who sent us this picture of all the children’s crafts they have been e...
11/03/2021

🟪 WOW! A big shout out to our friends of the MPPL who sent us this picture of all the children’s crafts they have been enjoying making! Amazing job!!

🟪 They emailed us this picture stating, “My two daughters love them very much and can’t wait to make another one every week.”

🟪That is great to hear! Thank you for participating in our weekly “Make It Mondays” crafts, and for your positive feedback! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

🟪 WOW! A big shout out to our friends of the MPPL who sent us this picture of all the children’s crafts they have been enjoying making! Amazing job!!

🟪 They emailed us this picture stating, “My two daughters love them very much and can’t wait to make another one every week.”

🟪That is great to hear! Thank you for participating in our weekly “Make It Mondays” crafts, and for your positive feedback! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

🐷 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Farm Animals Craft Stick from Oriental Trading! Our first craft of...
11/01/2021
Make It Mondays: Farm Animals Craft Stick from Oriental Trading

🐷 This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Farm Animals Craft Stick from Oriental Trading! Our first craft of November!

👩‍🌾 Stop by MPPL to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG! Then watch our YouTube video for assembly instructions.

🐷 Hurry in because supplies are limited! Or call us at (708)649-7481 to reserve a craft bag.

https://youtu.be/4eA5_WXASGw

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

10/31/2021
📚Hello Friends! It’s time to watch our Day of the Dead storytime video up on our YouTube channel. We will be reading “It...
10/27/2021
Bilingual Storytime: ¡Es La Hora De Los Esqueletos! | It's Skeleton Time

📚Hello Friends! It’s time to watch our Day of the Dead storytime video up on our YouTube channel. We will be reading “It’s Skelton Time” By: Ana Galán & Illustrated By: Rodrigo Luján. After you enjoy watching our storytime video, please come in to MPPL to pick up your FREE ACTIVITY PACKET!

📚¡Hola Amigos! Es hora de ver nuestra historia del Día de los Mu***os en nuestro canal de YouTube. Estaremos leyendo “Es La Hora De Los Esqueletos” Por: Ana Galán e Ilustrado Por: Rodrigo Luján. ¡Después de disfrutar viendo el video de la hora del cuento, ingrese a MPPL para recoger su PAQUETE DE ACTIVIDADES GRATIS!

https://youtu.be/PpZ7TCBLnzs

Join us in next month for a new bilingual Seasonal Storytime! Ages 1-5.Únase a nustotros en Noviembre para una nueva hora de cuentos bilingüe estacional par...

🎃🦇Don’t miss this week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft! This week it’s a Happy Halloween Bat Craft from Oriental Tr...
10/25/2021
Make It Mondays: Happy Halloween Bat Craft from Oriental Trading

🎃🦇Don’t miss this week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft! This week it’s a Happy Halloween Bat Craft from Oriental Trading!

🎃🦇Pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG at MPPL. Supplies are limited!

🎃🦇Watch our YouTube video linked below for step-by-step assembly instructions!

https://youtu.be/Lk-VRgboxDs

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

Nueva Cuentos BilingüeNew Bilingual StorytimesÚnase a nostros virtualmente para huestra primera hora de cuentos bilingüe...
10/20/2021

Nueva Cuentos Bilingüe
New Bilingual Storytimes

Únase a nostros virtualmente para huestra primera hora de cuentos bilingüe el 27 de octubre a las 10 a.m. en nuestro canal de YouTube

Join us virtually for our first bilingual storytime October 27th at 10 a.m. on our YouTube channel

Nueva Cuentos Bilingüe
New Bilingual Storytimes

Únase a nostros virtualmente para huestra primera hora de cuentos bilingüe el 27 de octubre a las 10 a.m. en nuestro canal de YouTube

Join us virtually for our first bilingual storytime October 27th at 10 a.m. on our YouTube channel

🍎Today’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Caramel Apple Ball Craft from Oriental Trading!🍎Stop by MPPL to pick up...
10/18/2021
Make It Mondays: Caramel Apple Ball Craft from Oriental Trading

🍎Today’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a Caramel Apple Ball Craft from Oriental Trading!
🍎Stop by MPPL to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG to make yours at home. Hurry in supplies are limited!
🍎Don’t forget to watch our YouTube video linked below to get the step-by-step assembly instructions!

https://youtu.be/HGdaclBIiGQ

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

🍽Sharing recipes is a wonderful tradition and we need yours!🍅MPPL is publishing a digital cookbook on our website featur...
10/13/2021

🍽Sharing recipes is a wonderful tradition and we need yours!

🍅MPPL is publishing a digital cookbook on our website featuring recipes from the community!

🫑We would love to include your favorites that are easy and fun to make all year long!

🌶Please share your best recipes and memories with us by mail or email: [email protected]

🧅Visit our website for complete details and the recipe submission form!
MPPLIBRARY.ORG

🍽Sharing recipes is a wonderful tradition and we need yours!

🍅MPPL is publishing a digital cookbook on our website featuring recipes from the community!

🫑We would love to include your favorites that are easy and fun to make all year long!

🌶Please share your best recipes and memories with us by mail or email: [email protected]

🧅Visit our website for complete details and the recipe submission form!
MPPLIBRARY.ORG

🎃 Hello Friends! It’s time to watch our “Perfect Pumpkin” fall storytime video up on our YouTube channel!🎃 We will be re...
10/13/2021
The Perfect Pumpkin Storytime!

🎃 Hello Friends! It’s time to watch our “Perfect Pumpkin” fall storytime video up on our YouTube channel!

🎃 We will be reading 2 fall pumpkin books:
🍁Pick A Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie By: Judy Cox
AND
🍁The Great Pumpkin Contest By: Angela Rozelaar

🎃 After you enjoy watching our storytime video, please come into MPPL to pick up your FREE ACTIVITY PACKET!

https://youtu.be/FJ83X8FJmiE

Join us once a month for seasonal stories and activities! Videos will be posted on a Wednesday at 10am, in the middle of each month. Ages 1-5.For activity pa...

🎃This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a 3D Paper Pumpkin Patch Craft!🎃Stop by on Tuesday (because we are cl...
10/11/2021
Make It Mondays: 3D Paper Pumpkin Patch Craft

🎃This week’s “Make It Mondays” children’s craft is a 3D Paper Pumpkin Patch Craft!

🎃Stop by on Tuesday (because we are closed on Monday, 10/11) to pick up your FREE CRAFT BAG, then watch our YouTube video for assembly instructions!

🎃Can’t make it on Tuesday? Then call us at 708/649-7481 to reserve a bag!

https://youtu.be/bLRPSUfFcls

Join us every Monday for a new craft video! We will be providing craft supplies to make your creation. Ages 3 and older.For craft bag pickup call: (708)-649-...

10/08/2021
10/06/2021

🇮🇹 Visit MPPL during October to check out books and view displays celebrating Italian American Heritage Month!
🇮🇹 A big Thank You to JCCIA for providing us with a special delivery of books and Italian realia! Grazie!

Address

801 N 19th Ave
Melrose Park, IL
60160

Pace Bus Routes 309, 313, and 303 all have stops near the library. If you are traveling on the 313 or 309, exit at the Broadway stop (19th Ave) and proceed north. The library is located on the corner of Rice and Broadway. If you are traveling on the 303, exit at Iowa street and the library is just south of the stop. The Metra's Union Pacific-West Line has a stop in Melrose Park. When you get off the train, walk north along 19th Ave (Broadway) about 3 blocks. The library will be on the right-hand (east) side of the street.

General information

Search for books, movies, and music: https://catalog.swanlibraries.net/mps Download eBooks, audiobooks, music and video: *http://www.MediaOnDemand.org *You will need a valid Melrose Park Library card

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

+17086497400

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The Big Buna Bash, a new children's book celebrating the Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Find out how Almaz learns that buna brings people together! Endorsed by HIH Prince Joel David Makonnen Haile Selassie and sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines! Perfect to teach your child about feeling different and acceptance/inclusion. Take a look.....
📚 Thank you to the Elmwood Park Public Library for welcoming our early childhood teachers to join in on all the fun yesterday!!! Ms. de Avila and Mrs. Guido had a blast reading, dancing, and playing around with the students in your Tiny Tots and Rockin’ Reads programs. River Forest Public Library, Oak Park Public Library, Forest Park Public Library, Melrose Park Public Library, River Grove Public Library feel free to contact our Development Director, Judy Bolton, at [email protected] to schedule a visit.😁
I am reaching out to see if there is an opportunity for our students at Leyden to volunteer with the Melrose Park Public Library this year for Make a Difference Day. This years event will take place Saturday, October 21st from 9:00-11:30. We are open to just about any project (raking leaves, picking up trash, painting, washing windows, weeding, etc). Make a Difference Day at Leyden has continued to grow every year. In 2016 we saw our best turnout yet! We saw over 600 students, 40 teachers who came out to support our communities. We completed and worked on over 27 different projects with 11 buses transporting our groups from Melrose Park to Rosemont - and many places in between! There were so many incredible stories that came from the day. It once again proved how caring and hardworking Leyden High School students are. As a result of such a powerful day, we have worked to instill the value of service in so many young people who will continue to make a difference. Thank you,
“Whimsical, thought-provoking, deftly crafted, "This Is Me, Not Robert Creeley, Speaking " clearly showcases Paul Bussan's genuine flair for deftly crafted, succinct, and memorable free verse. This brief compendium of his work is very highly recommended for personal reading lists.” -The Midwest Book Review, June, 2017