L. J Morse Construction Co. will start work the week of September 19th on the West Wing Renovation Project.  Phase I of the project will begin the week of September 19th and end in December. Phase II will begin the week of January 6th 2017 and last until the end of June 2017. For more detailed information and updates as the project progressed please click on the “Renovation” tab on our website. Click here for an overview of the project. Read More

The Library has partnered to bring Messenger Library cardholders free or discounted admission and other discounts to a variety of exciting museums and recreational facilities in the Chicago area. Library staff can assist you with selecting a museum by explaining the details for each pass, or you can see more information on the Museum Adventure Pass website. Read More

Try life in the fast lane!  The Messenger Public Library is pleased to announce that our new self-service checkout kiosks are up and running. Five self-service checkout stations are available for public use. Two stations are at the Circulation Desk, two are in Youth Services and one is across from the Adult Information Desk. Using the touchscreen stations patrons can check out their own books, DVDs and other materials, renew their current checkouts and review their account. Staff are happy to show you how to use these stations or you can discover them for yourself. Read More

The library provides materials for Messenger Public Library cardholders of any age that are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or long term disability. Materials are carefully selected by our librarians to reflect your interests, and you may also request specific titles.  We will mail books, magazines, CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs directly to you.  Read More

Did you know you can manage your Messenger library account with Shoutbomb? Shoutbomb is a service that allows you to renew eligible items, see available holds, view overdue notifications and will alert you when items will be due soon via text messaging.All you need to use this service are a mobile phone and wireless service that allows you to receive and send text messages.  You don't need a smartphone to take advantage of this service. There is no charge for this service, but standard texting rates will be applied by your cell phone's service provider. Read More

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