Santa and his elves jingling down Poplar.
Santa and his crew are jingling and jammin' down Poplar Avenue to get ready for their big photo shoot at the Benjamin L Hooks Central Library. If these dancing elves don't get you in the holiday spirit, what will?Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Graduates get a first look at the Melrose High School building renovation
Graduates of the old Melrose High began singing the school song as they got a tour of the renovation of the property. The former school is being transformed into a library and genealogy center, and senior apartments. Phase 1 of construction should be complete in early 2024.Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Monday, November 27, 2023
Do you qualify for a discount on your internet?
Does your child get a reduced or free lunch? Did you get a Pell Grant this year? Are you on SSI or Medicaid? If so, you may be eligible for a $ 30-a-month discount on your internet. There are many ways to qualify for the discount. Check out the video to see if you are eligible. #AffordableConnectivityProgramPosted by Memphis Public Libraries on Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Overdue book? Don't worry! Just return it.
Did you forget to return your library book? It can happen. Our Urban Fellow Abby Utley made this short film for entertaining and explaining that MPL no longer charges fines for overdue books. Check it out!Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Thursday, August 24, 2023
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