Messenger Library Expands Hours and Services In May!
The Messenger Public Library (113 Oak Street) is only offering Grab ‘n Go services for patrons in the Library, and limited hours for curbside pick-up. Public computers are available. Study rooms and meeting rooms are not available at this time. This will continue until further notice. Call for up-to-date information (630-896-0240) or visit the website at messengerpl.org.
NEW Hours Effective Monday, May 3, 2021
Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: C L O S E D [Until Sunday June 6th]
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Book Bundles and Recommendations
Library staff are here to help you find books, DVDs, and more to pick up curbside!
If you want a specific title, you can place holds in our online catalog and SWAN Libraries app, or by email, chat or phone.
For a variety of items chosen for you by a librarian, please use the online request forms (linked below) or contact us by email or phone.
Book and Media Recommendations for children and teens
Book Bundles (Board Books, Picture Books, Readers)
New Reads for adults (Tell us what type of books you like)
Masked Reads for adults (Let us keep you guessing! Mystery? Romance? Non-fiction?)
Look at our online catalog to find Best-Seller lists, new dvds and books
Programs and Take-Home Kits for Adults
No programs or kits have been cancelled. Take-home kits for adults are available while supplies last, do not need pre-registration, and can be found in the Lounge Area. Adult Craft Group supplies (pre-registration required) may be picked up at the Help Desk.
Kit Pick-Up and Book Subscription Box Instructions for Children, Teens, and Families
No programs or kits have been cancelled. Please register using the online calendar for kits, Book Boxes and virtual programs. When you arrive to pick up kits for youth, teens and families, or Book Boxes (pre-registration required), please come to the Youth Services Desk. When using curbside pick-up, call 630 896-0240 and press 1. See Curbside Pickup for further instructions.
Ready-Made Meals for Children and Teens
Schedule: Mondays 3:30-4:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30
Save time and a little money with free meals and snacks!
On Mondays and Thursdays, pick up two fresh meals per child in your household. Dinner is ready… or maybe lunch: pre-packaged and ready for a remote learning lunch break.
We welcome and encourage all families to pick up boxed meals, weekly STEAM kits and take-home activities, and (of course) your books and movies on hold!
Stop by Youth Services to pick up boxed meals for all children and teens, 18 years and younger. No registration is required, but you may register for reminder emails or texts on our online calendar. Please see the online calendar for instructions, menus, and up-to-date schedules.