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  • Diverse Books for Your Classroom

    After the presentation of Diverse Books to Share With Your Classroom on September 23rd, check back here for a roundup of resources!

  • Writing a resume with help from library resources

    Changes in the labor market mean that many people are looking for a new job or transitioning to a new industry. Getting started with writing a new resume can be overwhelming, and MPPL cardholders have access to some helpful online resources to support resume and cover...

  • Appointment required for some DMV services

    Many services at local DMV’s, including Des Plaines and Schaumburg, now require an advance appointment. In order to cope with COVID-19 backlogs, the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office announced procedure changes for some services.  At some facilities, make an appointment in advance for: *Behind-the-wheel road tests...

  • Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

    You can take free permit driving tests for car or motorcycle through our web resources page with our new site, Driving Test Prep. These are multiple choice questions and you can see the results immediately. Also available are practice tests...

  • September Storytime Bundles

    Missing Storytimes? Not sure what books to request for your preschooler? Choose one of our Storytime Bundles the next time you’re at the library. You can also call Youth Services to request a Storytime Bundle to be included in your Parking Lot Pickup. Each bundle includes 5...

  • New Fiction in September

    Fall into some fresh new fiction this September! A selection of some of the buzz-worthy titles are featured below and a longer list of new fiction arriving this month can be located here. The Magician by Colm Tóibín An intimate,...