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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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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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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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Interview with The Food Mercenary Michael Niksic

Posted November 5, 2021

We interviewed Chef Michael Niksic, The Food Mercenary, who also did cooking classes for the Adult Services Department. Here are a few questions we asked! Library: What accomplishment are you most proud of? Mike: All of my goals on freestyle jet ski tours & competitions, culminating in a 17 year run as the main event […]

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Interview with Mealtime Memories’ Kristyn Slick

Posted September 9, 2021

We interviewed Kristyn Slick the creator of Mealtime Memories, who also helped Youth Services with the Summer Reading Program. Here are a few questions we asked! Kristyn’s Introduction: Hi my name is Kristyn Slick and I am the creator of Mealtime Memories. Mealtime Memories is a space where young and budding chefs will explore skills […]

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Interview With Donna Brumfield The New Board Member

Posted August 9, 2021

We would like to welcome our newest Board member to the library, Mrs. Donna Brumfield! Here is a quick interview with her! Donna’s Introduction: I am honored to serve as a trustee on the Matteson Area Library Board. My husband, Kevin and I and our three children (Dawnn, Ozzie & Andre) moved to Matteson in […]

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Make a Bid on Matteson Area Public Library Furniture

Posted June 14, 2021

The Matteson Area Public Library is accepting bids on the following items (photos at the bottom): 50 solid oak vertical slat back chairs 12 cloth chairs 1 round table 2 wooden tables with dividers 3 metal computer tables 2 wooden computer tables 7 computer chairs The minimum bids are: For each Chair is $5 For […]

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Black History Month Virtual Tours

Posted February 2, 2021

The idea of a celebration of African American achievement was conceived and brought to life by Carter G. Woodson and some of his associates in 1926 with Negro History and Literature Week. Woodson was a Harvard trained historian that believed that people created history, and not just “great men”.  His vision was the study of […]

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Have You Responded to the Census? Your Community is Counting on It.

Posted May 1, 2020

Have You Responded to the Census? Your Community is Counting on It. While the first thing on everyone’s mind right now is the pandemic, the 2020 Census is still going on. If you haven’t yet responded to the Census, do so now because an accurate population count is crucial to your community. Why  is it […]

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This Season of Giving you could win tickets to The Other Cinderella

Posted December 27, 2019

  Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa OH MY! Tis the Season…. of “getting” is what sometimes the holidays tend to be about with all of the commercials and ads of the newest items on the market. People often refer to the holiday season “as the most wonderful time of the year”, it is a time of year […]

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