See recent photos of the library's youth and adult programs, and our Monarch butterfly. Click HERE for our library's online photo album, Flickr.

The library has a new mobile laptop lab, thanks to a 2014-2015 Eliminate the Digital Divide grant from the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The goal of this grant is to provide additional technology access and education to IL residents. Our library's program, entitled Technology Tools and Training, includes fifteen Windows 8.1 accessible laptops and free computer classes from September through June 2015. Click HERE for a link to a list of classes. Registration is required for all programs: 708.926-7024.

We are grateful to those who wrote support letters to help us obtain the grant: Alsip Chamber of Commerce, Worth Township, Sertoma Centre, Alsip Police Department, Meadow Lane School, Mount Greenwood Branch of the Chicago Public Library, Zeiler Management, Country House Restaurant, and O'Hara and Friends Salon.

The Morningstar database provides resources to help with your investments.

Morningstar, Inc.
•    is the premier source of unbiased information for thousands of mutual funds
•    is a respected source of information on stocks
•    provides complete reports for approximately 2,000 funds and 1,000 stocks  
•    issues reports twice a month on a five-month schedule  
To access Morningstar:
•    go to
•    select Research Databases
•    scroll down to Morningstar, and enter your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card number (2114500...)

For additional information or assistance, contact Adult Services at 708.926.7024.

Alsip Mayor Patrick Kitching and Trustees, the Alsip Beautification Committee, chaired by Trustee Lynn Dwyer, and The Alsip Chamber of Commerce are partnering to launch the 1st Annual Alsip Fall Fix-up Program.
The Village of Alsip will be offering its homeowners a 50% discount on building permits during the month of September for hiring Alsip licensed contractors. These permits will be good for 1 year and all work must be completed within that time.

Home Improvement Retailers and Contractors are invited to participate.

Alsip Beautification Committee is conducting a Beautification Contest. All interested homeowners will submit “before and after” photos of their interior/exterior remodeling/beautification projects completed by the end of the year. Contact Trustee Lynn Dwyer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 708-363-1783

Alsip Chamber of Commerce is promoting the home improvement business in Alsip. Many of these are our members, but you don’t have to be a member to participate. The Chamber will promote the program thru our social media and on our website. Contact The Alsip Chamber of Commerce This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 708-597-2668

Details in attached flyer.

Alsip-Merrionette Park resident caregivers can check out an iPad Mini for kids to use in-house. Contact the Youth Services Department for details: 708/371-5666 x140.