This year is the 100 year anniversary of the Village of Elmwood Park.  In celebration of the Centennial, we have two different Elmwood Park history books for sale at the Library.  We also have the Centennial Souvenir Book that was provided to ticket holders at November's Centennial Ball.  Purchase a copy at the front Circulation Desk:


ken-knack-elmwood-park-200Elmwood Park Centennial Souvenir Book
This book was made available to ticket holders as a take home gift at the November 8, 2014 Centennial Ball Celebration, comprising of historical photos and information, ads from local businesses, and photos from all of this year's Centennial events.  Didn't get a chance to attend the Celebration?  Now's your chance to get a copy!  $5.00


Images of America:  Elmwood Park
This book is part of the Images of America series.  Author Kenneth J. Knack, with the help of the Elmwood Park Public Library and several other sources, has compiled images that tell the story of Elmwood Park's centennial journey from rail stop amid the farmland bordering the great city of Chicago to a modern community that enhances the city it borders.  $21.99


Memories of Elmwood Park:  A Centennial Celebration 1914-2014
This book was compiled here at the Library by former staff member Russ Parker, who has been the Library's Local History Room curator for years, and Bob Wenshutonis.  It is filled with history, anecdotes, and many wonderful photographs.  $10.00

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