Until December 17, the library is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Worth Township to distribute to area families in need. Thank you for your genersoity.

You may have discovered that your SWAN Libraries App no longer works. The vendor who provided the app suddenly discontinued it, so our SWAN experts are working to set up a new app in 2024. Meanwhile our Aspen catalog provides the same information, and works on your mobile device. The URL is If you'd like to bookmark the Aspen catalog on your mobile device, here are the steps. For additional assistance, contact the Information Desk at 708.371.5666. We apologize for any inconvenience.

With your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card, you can access holiday music, ebooks, e-audiobooks, and shows through our streaming and download apps. Want help getting started? Contact the Information Desk at 708.371.5666 for additional information. One-on-one appointments may also be available to introduce you to our services.

Why is the freedom to read important to you? At a time of rising book bans and censorship, The New York Public Library invites teens across the United States to enter their national writing contest exploring this essential right. One grand prize winner will be awarded $500 and 20 additional winners will receive $250 each—plus, they will publish all winning entries in a special edition of NYPL's Teen Voices magazine. Read more about the contest and enter your essay here!

The library has a new phone system with some changes. Instead of 708.926.7024 for the Information Desk, contact us at 708.371.5666. We look forward to talking to you.