Sep 15, 2017

New Highway Signs

Have you seen the new library highway signs posted on U.S. Route #54 at the edge of town pointing north on Center Street?  Thanks to the Illinois Department of Transportation these informational signs are placed on the highway at no cost to the agency and make our library easy to locate from either direction.

Sep 8, 2017


The library book discussion group, The Pageturners, meet next Monday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the library and the book selection is "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult.

We have a few copies still available at the library if anyone is in need of one.  See you all Monday!

Sep 6, 2017

Summer Reading

The library's Summer Reading Challenge for youth ended September 2 with a total of 33 area children participating.  Congratulations to the top five readers; Tucker Pabian, Jason Stover, Landon Bodine, Aleigha Goff, and to the number one reader, Ansleigh Cornell, who personally read 91 books over the summer!  The top  five winners receive prizes for their achievements.

Aug 30, 2017

Free Driving Tests

Melvin Public Library announces a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. This new service includes free tests specifically based on Illinois’s DMV materials.

The program serves many groups, including teens, those with disabilities, seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life.

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Aug 23, 2017

New Sign

Check out the library's new sign over the front door.  It was created and installed by Signs & Designs of Paxton, Illinois.

Aug 14, 2017


The Pageturners book club meets this evening, Monday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the library and the book for discussion is "Shooter" by local author Kelsey Crowley who will be joining the group's round robin discussion!

Aug 11, 2017

Eclpse Glasses

Special eclipse glasses will be needed to safely view the Monday, August 21 event and the library is giving them away free!  The glasses have been provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute.  Stop by or call the library at 388-2421 to claim your pair today!