Notice 8/23/21: Per Cook County Department of Public Health, masks are required for everyone indoors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. 
Disposable masks are available at service desks.  If you cannot wear a mask or are not ready to visit at this time,
please use Curbside Pickup, Home Delivery, our Digital Collections, or contact us to see how we can assist you.  Thank you.

 
 
 

Photo of Melissa from Kids & Teens.Melissa 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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