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Maywood Public Library DistrictPic-Library
121 S. 5th Avenue
Phone: 708-343-1847
Fax: 708-343-2115

Hours of Operation:
Monday  - Thursday: 10:00 am -7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on Sundays 

The first Maywood Public Library building was built in 1905 with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. It is a member of the Metropolitan Library System, a consortium of 200 libraries that exchanges books.  The Maywood Library has more than 90,000 books and subscribes to approximately 95 periodicals.  The collection includes circulating fiction and non-fiction plus reference works for in-library use, for both adults and children.  The Library has 5,000 videotapes available for rent.  The Library also has an extensive Black History Collection, located throughout the building.  These books can be identified by red labels on the spines.  Special Index tables house the African-American Reference Collection on the library's third floor.  The Library has a wide range of Spanish language materials also housed on the third floor. The Library is accessible for the disabled, and has a specially-equipped computer and printer for the Blind.  Programs for children include story times, summer reading clubs, and specially scheduled activities.

The Maywood Public Library District is governed by a seven-member board.  Members are elected by the public to a six-year term and elect their own officers bi-annually. The Board meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 6:30pm. There is no meeting during the month of August.

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