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Announcing Curbside Pickup

Posted July 30, 2020

    We are Happy to Announce Curbside Pickup Service, starting June 15th. This is the first step in getting our materials out to our patrons!   Step One: Place an order – Holds can be placed through your SWAN account online (preferred), SWAN Libraries App, by phone (708-748-4431 to reach staff or voice mail), […]

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New Updates About The Library

Posted July 30, 2020

Attention Library Patrons: Some services are returning starting Monday, July 20! Call the library at 708-748-4431 to make an appointment for: Faxes Notary Copies Limited computer access Limited Computer Access: Computers will be limited to 30 minutes per person and must be made by appointment. If you require sound you must bring your own headphones. […]

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MAPLD FanFest Online

Posted July 29, 2020

Maria Gonzalez – Digital Services Librarian The MAPLD FanFest is back this year and even though it is going to be virtual, it is an event not to be missed. On August 14th and 15th starting at 10 am on the MAPLD Facebook page, we will have series of events including: drawing sessions, how-to tutorials […]

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Books and Bugs

Posted July 17, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian I’m sure with all the time kids are spending outside, they must have noticed all the insects and spiders all around, so I just wanted to share with them some fun bug books, both fiction and nonfiction.  If the kids want to read any of them, just give […]

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The 2020 Multi-Library Geocaching Competition is on! 

Posted July 15, 2020

By Colleen Vander Hye – Adult Services Librarian If you want to get out of the house with your family while maintaining physical distancing, try the 2020 Multi-Library Geocaching Competition.  The Matteson Area Public Library is one of twenty-five libraries participating. We have modified the program due to Covid-19, so all QR code caches are […]

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Bored? Then be a bird!

Posted July 9, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian Family need something to do?  Then have a Bird Beak Relay Race!  Have the kids compete against the adults to see who is best at eating like bird. You’ll want to have plenty of space to run, so you’ll probably want to do this outside. Things you will […]

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Summer Reading’s Halfway Over!

Posted July 3, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian There are lots of ways to have fun competing with in the 2020 Summer Reading Program. Kids can still join, just click on this link to go to our Beanstack site to sign them up. As of July 1st, Kylee has read 415 minutes and is only five […]

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FREE Craft and Science Kits for kids!

Posted June 25, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian We currently have some great fun for kids available in the form of FREE craft and science kits!  The kits include all of the basic supplies you will need for the projects, but we only have a limited number of them, so call us at 708-748-4438 soon to […]

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Social Justice and Race Book and Movie List

Posted June 16, 2020

Matteson residents can place holds on the items in this list and pick them up through our curbside pickup service by requesting them on our catalog through their SWAN account here. Also find all the details about curbside pickup here. NON-FICTION MATERIALS: American Experience. Scottsboro : an American tragedy – DVD 345.73 SCO Backlash : […]

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Summer Reading Fun Goes Online!

Posted June 9, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian We are going to have lots of fun this year with our Summer Reading Program which goes from June 1 to July 31!  Check out our Facebook page for the many ways for kids to have fun such as reading for rewards, online programs, and other library activities […]

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