The Library maintains a collection of local history items that can be requested for in-library use. See the full list in our catalog. If you would like to view any of these items, contact the Info Desk at 847-929-5101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more artifacts from Morton Grove history, contact the Morton Grove Historical Museum.
My Morton Grove, the Library's oral history project, records and preserves stories from Morton Grove’s diverse community of residents.
Visit MyMortonGrove.org to hear and read over 50 interviews, from the 1970s through the present. Full transcripts and audio on CD and digital are available for in-library use.
- The Bugle, January 1968 to present (print)
- Morton Grove Champion, March 1960 to present (print, microfilm, and digital)
- Morton Grove Life, January 1967 to October 2004 (print, microfilm)
- Morton Grove News, January 1961 to August 1984 (print)
- Niles East Nilehilite, 1957-1980 (print)
- Niles North Saga (1965-70, 72-79, 81 to present)
- Niles West Spectrum (1962-64, 69-72, 74, 76, 79-81, 83 to present)
- Niles Township/East Reflections (1937-44, 50-61, 63-64)
- American Legion Post no. 134, 1958-2005
- League of Women Voters of Morton Grove/Niles, 1983-88
- Morton Grove Little League, 1960-75
- PALS Letter Gals, 1943-45
- Walking In Time: Morton Grove, 1895-1995
- Barbara Todd Presents: Memories of Old Morton Grove
A History of Morton Grove Roadhouses
A Wild Ride: The Story of Morton Grove, IL Roadhouses is a virtual "storymap" exhibit that explores the history and geography of Morton Grove's Prohibition-era roadhouses, speakeasies, and nightclubs that attracted people from around Chicagoland. (Made possible by two MGPL staff members: Mark Knox conducted the research and Amanda Herrmann built the storymap.)