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DC’s Wonder Woman to Lasso Up Library Card Sign-up Month 2020

Posted September 17, 2020

By Colleen VanderHye – Adult Services This September, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. A founding member of the Justice League, Wonder Woman is known for strength, compassion and truth. Armed with the Lasso of Truth, Wonder […]

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Updates here!

Posted September 1, 2020

Attention Library Patrons: Some services have returned to the library! Call the library at 708-748-4431 to make an appointment for: Faxes Notary Copies Limited computer access Limited Computer Access for ages 14 and up: Computers will be limited to 30 minutes per person and must be made by appointment. If you require sound you must […]

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Free eResource Library Card Sign-up Form

Posted August 31, 2020

You can fill out a library card form on the SWAN catalog website. E-resource cards are available until you can get a physical card. Items cannot be checked out with this digital card. You must get a physical card to check out materials. You can find the form here to apply for a card.   

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10 New Adult Graphic Novels We Just Got In

Posted August 25, 2020

Written by Alicia Brown, Marketing and Graphic Designer The MAPLD FanFest maybe over BUT, you can check out our list of new Adult Graphic novels that you can place holds on and check out now! There are also more graphic novels coming this month. Read on to see the books in this selection! BTTM FDRS […]

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Recycling and Shredding Drives

Posted August 24, 2020

Our Electronics Drive and Paper Shredding events have returned for the month of September The electronics disposal drive will be on Saturday, September 19 from 9 AM – 12 PM. All electronics are accepted but, if you are bringing televisions they are $20 each to dispose of. The paper shredding event will be on Saturday, […]

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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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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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