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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Juneteenth A Brief History

Posted June 1, 2023

You may be wondering, what is this new holiday everyone seems to be celebrating? To some, it seems to have popped out of nowhere, but for a community of people, they have been acknowledging if not celebrating it for decades. In January of 1863, in hopes of putting an end to the civil war, President […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted May 1, 2023

Improving Mental Health-Quick Tips Dr. N. Karen Thames, PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist   Maintaining a good quality of life and improving and sustaining great mental health are things that we don’t talk about enough. Whether it is because of stigma towards mental health issues, the fast paced life that we are often expected to live, […]

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MAPLD FanFest Pre-Events

Posted March 11, 2023

To prepare for the MAPLD FanFest which is on July 22nd, we are offering several pre-events for all ages that you can enter to win special FanFest prizes at. There are 2 prizes that can be won from the pre-events and they will be picked-up at the FanFest. Prizes that could be won are a […]

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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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