Library Blog

Our New Display Case

Posted May 2, 2022

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! was the theme of the grand opening of our brand new Display Case, and now it houses our Summer Reading prizes. When our library was renovated in 2013 our display case was removed. We missed having collections displayed by our community. The Public Services team worked tirelessly to bring […]

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The Library will be closed for staff training

Posted November 21, 2023

On December 1st, 2023, the Matteson Area Public Library District will be closed for staff training. We believe in providing the best possible service to our community, which is why we invest in employee training. The library will reopen on December 2nd at 9 am and will resume its normal operating hours for your convenience.

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Library Trustee Vacancy Announcement 2023

Posted July 19, 2023

The Matteson Public Library District Board of Trustees are seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Library Board. The Board will appoint a Trustee to serve until the next Consolidated General Election in April 2025. Interested candidates are encouraged to review this document and submit the documents as described below. What is the Role of […]

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Black History Month Upcoming Events 2023

Posted February 1, 2023

Happy Black History Month! We have a ton of exciting programs and events happening this month. Check out our list below. February 1st | 6 – 8 PM – The Woman King (2022, Rated PG-13) February 2nd | 7 – 8:30 PM – My Relationship Matters Workshop Session 3 – Recognizing African American achievements (Register Here) February […]

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Visit Our Winter Wonderland

Posted November 18, 2022

Join us Saturday, December 10th from 10 AM – 4 PM for our Winter Wonderland celebration for all sorts of fun throughout the day! Chefs from Cooking Canvas Café Co. will teach a workshop on how to make the perfect hot chocolate. They’ll also teach you how to decorate cookies that you can eat or […]

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Matteson Homebound Delivery Program

Posted November 7, 2022

The library provides delivery services to patrons who live in the Village of Matteson and are homebound, either temporarily due to illness or injury, or permanently due to disability, age or other transportation issues. If you are someone or know of someone who is homebound, then fill out the form to sign up for the […]

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New Wireless Printing

Posted October 6, 2022

You can now send a print job directly from your laptop, phone, or tablet while in the library or even from home via the Wireless Printing button found at the top right of our website or by clicking here. You can upload your files and then come to the library to pay for them and […]

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7 Banned Books for Banned Books Week 2022

Posted September 26, 2022

Last week (September 18 – 24) was Banned Books Week, and each day we highlighted a title on Facebook of a book on the list. Inside the library we also have displays of banned books up for you to browse and check out. We got the reasons for the books being banned from Reader’s Digest […]

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Smart Lockers Are Here!

Posted September 2, 2022

Smart Lockers located outside of our front doors offer a new option for picking up your requested library materials at your convenience, even when the library is not open. You can choose this option when requesting materials online or just give us a call, and we’ll set it up for you. When your requested items […]

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The Secret to Finding Scholarships

Posted August 24, 2022

This online Zoom workshop will share the “secrets” to finding money for college.  We will discuss how students can become “scholarship ready”, how they can put themselves in the best position to obtain scholarships, and how to properly conduct the scholarship search.  Recommended for grades 9-12 with the ScholarshopMom Brenda High on: Saturday, September 10 […]

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Looking for Local Authors!

Posted August 16, 2022

We need authors! Fill out our form to be apart of our Author Fair. Those that are selected will be contacted with all the details at a later date. Sign up here or scan the code. #localauthor #localauthors #AuthorFair #localauthorfair

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