Library Blog

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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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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Library Implements New Online Catalog

Posted April 25, 2022

This week the Matteson Area Public Library will be transitioning to a new patron access catalog called Aspen.  Aspen has all the features of the previous catalog — plus many more — to make it easier to search for materials and manage your account. Aspen includes all of the Matteson Area Public Library’s resources as […]

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Books For Baby Subscription Service

Posted April 12, 2022

We would like to help parents get their baby started with a lifelong love of reading by delivering library books right to their front door. If you have a valid Matteson library card.

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National Library Week: Culver’s Scoop

Posted March 28, 2022

April 3 – 9 Celebrate National Library Week (NLW) by showing your library card at Culvers Matteson location to receive a FREE scoop of custard. One per person per day when showing their library card at time of purchase.

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Women’s History Month

Posted March 10, 2022

Check out our lists of books for you to read and films for you to watch though our online resources. Kanopy – With Kanopy you can watch films on iconic women such as Maya Angelou, Agatha Christie, Joan Of Arc, Frida, Ida B. Wells and more. You will have to create an account with your […]

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Interview With The Public Services Manager Cassidy Steinke

Posted January 28, 2022

We would like to welcome Cassidy Steinke to the Adult Services Department as the new Public Services Manager. Here is a quick interview to learn a bit about her! Cassidy’s Introduction: Hi! I’m Cassidy and I’m so excited to be working here! I’m a lifelong lover of libraries and will forever be grateful for my mother […]

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