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Literary Diorama Virtual Exhibition – Call for Entries

Choose your favorite book or literary character and then create a diorama inside a box using materials found in your home!

  • All ages are invited to participate.
  • Choose your favorite book or literary character.
  • Set your diorama within a box (i.e. shoe box, shipping box, etc.).
  • Your imagination is the limit for materials you use when creating your diorama (i.e. stuffed animals, figurines, dolls, paper, food)!
  • One image per entry will be posted on Melrose Public Library social media platforms; only the title of each work will accompany the image.
  • Email a digital picture of your entry by April 17 to with the following information:
    • Your Name
    • Diorama Title
    • Category (choose one)
      • Children (preK – 5th grade)
      • Teen (6th-12th grade)
      • Family/Adult

Temporary Library Card

Melrose residents who do not currently have a library card, but would like access to our online resources, please call (781-665-2313) or email ( with all of the following information:

– Full name
– Street address
– Telephone number
– Email address
– Birth date

You will receive a temporary library card number and PIN via email, which will allow you to access our online services that require a card. This card will expire in three months.  Upon re-opening, we will revert to our normal procedures.  Temporary card holders will be able to come to the library with their photo ID and proof of address to convert their temporary cards to permanent cards.

Tasty Books for Hungry Readers – VIRTUAL MEETING

Join friends old and new for a lively VIRTUAL book discussion of the April title, Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee!
If you want to participate, the meeting will be held through Zoom and you can email Mary at by Tuesday morning, April 28, so that she can send you the invitation link. 
Hope to “see” you all there!
If you don’t have a physical copy, it is available as an e-book to Melrose residents with a library card through our online digital resource, Hoopla.  If you are not a Melrose resident, check with your local library to see if Hoopla is available or if you are a Massachusetts resident apply for a virtual e-card through the Boston Public Library!


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