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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.

See our patrons' pets at AlsipLibraryPets!

The theme of this year's Summer Reading Program is "Paws to Read."  In conjunction with this, we are posting pet pictures in the library, and online. Check out our patrons' pet pictures on our online Flickr album:

We'd love to see a photograph of your Fluffy, Fido or Max. If you'd like to share it with us, bring it to the Information Desk, or email it to

We're adding new pictures every day, and look forward to seeing yours!

Details in attached document.

Did your school assign you a book to read over the summer? Our library has books from the Prairie Junior High and District 218 reading lists. 

The Youth Services Department has some of the Prairie Junior High Reading List selections in different formats. Along with the traditional print books and audiobooks (on CD), some of the titles are available on Kindles that residents can check out.  Other titles can be accessed through My Media Mall if you have an Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card.  

The Adult Services Department has multiple copies of books assigned by District 218, and some of the other area high schools.  In addition, if you sign up for the High School summer reading program, you may win prizes for the books you read. If you read 3 books before August 2nd, you will win a t-shirt. Other prizes include gift cards, movie tickets, and the grand prize of an ASUS tablet. 

Don't let another day go by! Pull out your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card and give us a call today:  708.371.5666 x 139 for Adult Services, and x140 for Youth Services.  Check the availability of your book and get on the waiting list if it's checked out. We'll contact you when the book is ready for you, and you'll receive your book in time to read it before school starts again.

WARNING:  At the end of the summer, the books go don't wait until the last minute.

Do you need a blank legal form? Gale LegalForms has hundreds, provided by U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. (USLF), the nation's leading legal forms publisher. USLF forms are carefully reviewed and updated by attorneys. Forms are available as MS Word documents or in Rich Text Format. Go to and select Research Databases. Scroll down to Gale LegalForms, and enter your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card number (2114500. . .) For additional information or assistance, contact the Adult Services Information Desk at 708.926.7024.