Want to work on your family tree from home? Ancestry Library no longer offers remote access, but you can still use several genealogy databases: Heritage Hub, Heritage Quest, and Fold 3 by Ancestry -- all on the library's database webpage. Ancestry Library is available within the library building, on our computers or through your own device or laptop. For assistance, contact Adult Services at 708.926.7024.

AMPL cardholders now have several options for getting a suburban museum pass. You may now call for a pass, in addition to visiting in person. 

-Most museums are requiring appointments for your visit during this Covid season, so don't forget to check on your institution's current guidelines.

-In addition, passes are still one per family, and available to adult library card holders.

-Please note that our program provides passes to suburban attractions, such as the Brookfield Zoo, the Oak Lawn Children's Museum, Cantigny, and more. The city museums offer some free days, but are not a part of this program. 

The library is expanding our Library of Things! With your Alsip-Merrionette Park library card, you can check out fun items from the Youth Services Department.  Adult Services is also offering crafts, robotic pets and other helpful devices:

  • Projector
  • Jewelry-Making Plyer Set
  • Pom Pom Maker Kit
  • Ring Light
  • Robotic Cat
  • Robotic Dog
  • WebCam (for Windows computers)
  • Tracing Light Pad

Pull out your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card and try Kanopy, our movie streaming service. Each calendar month, you can enjoy 10 videos, including critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more.  The checkout period is 72 hours -- and within that time, the video may be watched multiple times. For assistance, contact Adult Services at 708.926.7024, or get started with these instructions. Want to watch on a device? In your app store, look for the Kanopy Thoughtful Entertainment app, which works on most devices. Happy viewing!