The Library will be closed Monday, May 30th.
About the Melissa Public Library
The Melissa Public Library strives to offer the best possible service to our patrons. The mission of the Melissa Public Library is to enrich the community by providing resources to aid in the pursuit of information and provide recreation and cultural enhancement using print, various media products, electronic access and planned quality programs available to all. The Melissa Public Library adheres to its logo: a global reach with local touch.
2022 Summer Reading Program! Ocean Of Possibilities!
Join us throughout the summer for various activities to support reading! Every bit a child reads makes a difference in their reading skills for the summer and keeps them prepared for returning to school. Adults, you can sign up too! Reading sharpens the mind and expands your vocabulary! Check out the calendar below or our Facebook page for events and activities.
New Catalog has gone live!
Melissa Public Library is now using Insignia as their library system! The library received donations from you and from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) under the Library Technology Academy Grant Program to upgrade our catalog and checkout system.
This project is just one of 8 library technology programs made possible this year by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. “Communities in every corner of Texas will benefit from the resources that have been made available through this list of forward-thinking grant proposals.” said TSLAC Director and Librarian Mark Smith.
TSLAC awards grants annually, as funding allows. For the 2022 fiscal year, which runs from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022, TSLAC has awarded approximately $80,000 in library technology grant. The Library Technology Academy educates and prepares public library staff to be strategic managers of their library’s technology. Each awarded library is charged with designing and implementing a technology project to support the needs of its community. “We are grateful to the IMLS and the federal government for providing this assistance to libraries across Texas as they support their communities in these challenging times,“ said Smith.
ABOUT THE TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION
Formed in 1909, TSLAC is committed to giving Texans access to information and programs to improve their lives and communities. TSLAC provides historical and genealogical search assistance, federal and state government documents, electronic research and library services to all Texans, including those who are unable to read standard print material because of physical or reading disabilities. For more information, visit www.tsl.texas.gov.
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Notary Services are available Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm for $6 per document and $1 per additional signature (cash or check only). Staff are training to allow for more availability on Saturdays. Please call the library (972-837-4540) to check if a notary is available on Saturdays.
Do not sign your documents until you are in front of a Notary Public. Notary Publics WILL NOT complete a notary form if a document has already been signed.
Documents must have a clear notary paragraph and signature area. If the document does not have one, a notarial certificate will be offered. The person for whom a notarization is performed will choose the notarial certificate, and the Notary Publics may add that certificate to the document. Notary Publics WILL NOT advise or choose which notarial certificate for the document. If a notarial certificate is turned down, Notary Publics have the right to not notarize the document.
Notary Publics WILL NOT certify copies of recordable documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, or drivers licenses. Recordable documents are may be obtained by contacting the recording entity, such as the secretary of state's office, a court of law, a county clerk, or the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Welcome to Your Library!
Library Hours - Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; Closed on Sundays.
Notary Public - Notaries are available Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for $6 per check and $1 per additional signature (cash or check only). Staff are training to allow for more availablility on Saturdays. Please call the library (972-837-4540) to check if a notary is available on Saturdays.
Technology - Computers, scanning, faxing, and printing are available. If you need to scan or fax, please let staff perform this action for you.
- 15₵ per page for black and white copies/prints
- 50₵ per page for color copies/prints
- $1 per page for faxing
- $6/poster in color
- $3/poster in black and white
Reserve Pickup - Reserves are available to pick up from the table in front of the checkout desk. Please come in, tear your papers off, and leave on the front desk. This allows us to check out items without your card or scanning each item!
Telephone (972-837-4540, option 7) for service and assistance Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
To keep you and our staff safe and healthy, please note the new regulations:
- Wearing a mask is encouraged but not required.
- Please practice social distancing.
- Board books are in new bins with titles facing outwards.
Thank you from your Melissa Public Library.
A global reach with a local touch.
Give a gift to the library when you order from Amazon!
Go to the Amazon Smile page and sign in with your Amazon account or set up a new account. You are given a choice of organizations to have credit listed from your purchases (this can be changed at any time).
Please select 'Friends of Melissa Public Library'. When you purchase any items through Amazon, they will provide a percentage donation to the Friends! Which will go into helping fund programs for your Melissa Public Library!
Looking to Donate? Please make sure it meets our requirements!
- Copyrighted within the last year (2020 or 2021)
- In gentle use conditions
- No mold
- No stains
- No water damage
- No bent pages
- No torn covers