Did you know that Messenger Library can mail materials to patrons with permanent or temporary disabilities that may prevent them from visiting the library? It's all part of our Homebound Service.Librarians are available to help you select items that may be of interest and entertainment. Or, if you know what you would like to read, you can simply request particular items. As long as the library owns the titles, and they are currently on the shelf, we can send them to you. Read More
Man reading at home

This December, we added two new databases to our collection of online resources. Both of these new resources are from Scholastic, a well-known and well-respected icon in the publishing world. Both of these databases' primary audience is children, but they have resources that adults, especially teachers, will also find useful. Read More
New December Databases - New Book of Knowledge and La Neuva Enciclopedia Cumbre

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Notice is hereby given that the office of the Village Clerk for the Village of North Aurora will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning December 15, 2014 through December 22, 2014 (until 5:00 p.m.) for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions for the 2013 Consolidated Election to be held on April 7, 2015 for the following offices for the Messenger Public Library Board of Trustees: Read More
Library Board Members at 2014 Holiday Open House

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The Youth Services Department will be closed Tuesday, December 2nd. We are far enough along in our renovation to have all of our shelves back, and now several thousand books are coming out of storage to be re-shelved. Preschool Pals will take place as scheduled at 10:00 a.m. in the Meeting Room. We will reopen on Wednesday morning, with the full Picture Book and Easy Reader collections back on the shelves for you to check out! Thank you for your patience as we have made these exciting changes. Read More

Our Kane County Healthy Places Coalition has selected Radon Awareness Month, January 2015, to increase awareness of the potential radon risk and prevention for Kane County residents. Join us on January 26, 2015 at 7 PM for a presentation from the Kane County Health Department. Daisy Viyuoh MSN RN, will discuss the effects of Radon on people and how to reduce the dangers. Read More

The Library Trustees are considering a revision of the current Meeting Room Policy, and welcome input from the public. Please address any comments to the Library Administrator, Kevin Davis, at gkdavis@messengerpl.org, or attend the December Board Meeting. The December Board Meeting is on December 11 and begins promptly at 7 PM. Read More

It's the season of giving, and Messenger Public Library is getting into the spirit with several opportunities for you to help the less fortunate this holiday.The North Aurora Mother's Club has their Giving Tree up in the library. Pick up a tag for a gift chosen by one of the Club's sponsored families in need, then return the gifts to the Information Services Department by December 8th so they can be delivered in time for the holidays. For more information, visit namothersclub.org. Read More
NAMC Giving Tree

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Did you know that you can check out digital magazines from Messenger Library? It's possible with a new service called Zinio. You can find Zinio linked at the bottom of our website, as well as under Online Resources.Find out more about how to use Zinio with these guides: Read More
Zinio is Digital Magazines at MPL

Messenger Library is a regular polling place, and will open at 6 AM Tuesday, November 4. Polls close at 7 PM. Check your voter registration for your assigned polling place. Read More

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The Library will be closed on November 7 for our annual fall Staff Development Day. The activities we participate in on these days help enrich our interactions with each other and foster a positive user experience for Messenger Library patrons. We will reopen on November 8 at 9 a.m., and all items returned before we open on November 8 will be backdated to November 6.  Read More

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