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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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7 Banned Books for Banned Books Week 2022

Posted September 26, 2022

Last week 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 website, which can be […]

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New TBS Faxing and Scanning Machine

Posted September 13, 2022

The Library introduced a new self scanning station a few months ago, but you may not have discovered it yet. Now located in the Public Services Department by the Computer Lab, the station allows you to do many different things with documents and photographs: quickly feed a stack of pages (front and back) through, or […]

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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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MAPLD FanFest 2022

Posted August 5, 2022

  Thank you to everyone that came to the MAPLD FanFest. We will start calling winners for the prize baskets this week (all winners will have 1 week to pick up their prizes before we move on to the next person). While you wait please take our very quick survey on the MAPLD FanFest here. […]

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Multi-Library Geocache 2022

Posted July 17, 2022

Geocaching tests a person’s skills of treasure hunting, clue solving  and hiking using technology. Participants look for a hidden cache, using global positioning system (GPS) coordinates, then they rely on clues to guide them the rest of the way. Millions of players solve the locations of these caches and share their experiences with others. Today, […]

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Ravinia Tickets!

Posted July 5, 2022

We’re once again joining with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words and Music Program in 2022. This program grants free lawn admission tickets to Matteson Library cardholders for 18 classical music concerts this summer at Ravinia. Additionally, with the ticket you will be able to ride the Metra’s Union Pacific North Line to Ravinia […]

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Community Rummage Sale 2022

Posted June 29, 2022

Come to our Community Rummage Sale on Sunday, July 17 from 10 am – 2 pm and buy from your neighbors in the parking lot of the Matteson Area Public Library! Parking will be at the Oakwood Community Center building lot, or outside of the library parking lot. Purchases will be cash only and you […]

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Matteson Homebound Delivery Program

Posted May 24, 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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