Are you a long-time resident of Alsip, Merrionette Park or Garden Homes? Would you like to share your memories of past years in this area? OR do you have tales to tell about life in the military? Our teen volunteers will interview you and record your story on Friday, July 5 from 3-4 pm. Please contact Teen Librarian Kathleen Leaf at 708.371.5666 for additional information.

Craft & Hobby offers free video tutorials in creative and recreational activities like art, cooking, fitness, gardening, photography, sewing, woodworking, and more! This resource includes 24/7 access on most internet-connected devices with an Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card. Find it on, then enter your library barcode number and PIN to get started! For assistance, contact Adult Services at 708.371.5666.

If you need a quiet place to start writing, try our Writing Roundup program. We'll provide worksheets with prompts to help you do the writing of your choice: memoirs, creative writing, journaling and more. At the end of the meeting, we'll have an optional time to share our progress. For registration and additional information, please contact Adult Services at 708.371.5666.

Our summer dates are 
Wednesday, July 10 at 2
Wednesday, August 7 at 2

Need Internet access?  We have hotspots for patrons to check out with a current Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card (beginning 21145). Enjoy portable Wi-Fi for up to three weeks. For additional information about hotspot availability, contact call us at 708.371.5666.

In the past, users could recommend specific titles directly through the Libby app, but this feature no longer exists.

Now, Alsip library card holders can make suggestions for digital titles through the Aspen Catalog by following these steps:

  1. Search the title, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the blue "Submit Request" button.
  2. Log in with Library Card Number and PIN.
  3. Fill out the request form with the details listed below:
    • Please enter title/author when possible.
    • For format, please select “Other” from the drop down menu, then write in the comments field “e-Book” or “e-Audiobook.”

For assistance, please call 708.371.5666 or visit the Information Desk.