The Library building is open with limited hours & services.  Current hours are:  Mon.-Fri. 9-6 | Sat. 9-5 | Sun. Closed
Please limit your visit to 1 hour. Masks are required over nose & mouth at all times.  Read more.
We encourage you to take advantage of Curbside Pickup, Home Delivery, Digital Collections, and Virtual Programs.  


2021national library week2April 4-10, 2021:  Welcome to Your Library

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

This year's theme is Welcome to Your Library.  Libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.


Thank Your Library or Librarian:

Has a library or librarian made a difference in your life? This week, let them know by posting on social media using the hashtag #ThankYouLibraries and tagging us @EPPLib.


The American Library Association (ALA) is also running a promotion during National Library Week 2021.  Share what you love about the resources and services available at your library by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page,  about an e-book, audiobook, virtual storytime or bookclub, or how your library has made a difference while you've been social distancing at home. Use the hashtag #MyLibraryIs.  ALA will gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.  The promotion starts Sunday, April 4 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 10 at noon CT. As above, don’t forget to tag the Elmwood Park Public Library with @EPPLib.

If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries secure much-needed funding and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in the #MyLibraryIs promotion is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!


Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, April 6 from 7-8:30 p.m.

During National Library Week, get the family together for some fun and join us for a library & literary themed Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Visit our online calendar to register ahead of time and receive a Zoom link.


Peter N. Silvestri Cultural and Learning Center | Serving Elmwood Park Since 1936