While the Library building is open to the public with limited hours & services, we ask you to please limit your visit to 30 minutes. 
Take advantage of Curbside Pickup, digital collections, and virtual programs.  Read more

Current hours as of Nov. 20: Mon.-Fri. 9-6 | Sat. 9-5 | Sun. Closed
Temperature checks are taken and masks are required to remain on (over nose and mouth) at all times.

 
 
 

melissa2 250hMelissa is the Head of Kids & Teens at EPPL. She loves to help children and families use the library.

Melissa enjoys puzzles, cooking, container gardening, and watching primetime soap operas like Riverdale and Grey's Anatomy.

Melissa loves recommending fantasy novels, school stories, graphic novels, and information books to kids and young adults. When she finds time to read grown-up books, Melissa enjoys reading memoirs and novels with LGBT protagonists.

 

 

 

Melissa's Current Picks

 

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Melissa's Favorite Story Time Books

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Melissa's Favorite Memoirs

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