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2021 Year in Review collage of patrons at the library and in the community

Your visit


  • Board of Library Trustees. Elected officials responsible for the library’s policies, budget, vision, mission, and strategic plan. 
  • Budget. Find the current year budget and audited financial statements from previous years.
  • Policies. Board-approved governance of library operations.

Values and priorities

  • Vision, mission, and strategic plan. To empower every voice in our community, we share information, services, and opportunities to fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations.
  • Equity & anti-racism. Oak Park’s public library is a library for everyone.
  • Civic engagement. Stay informed, understand governmental processes, and exercise your citizenship rights and obligations.
  • Sustainability. We respect and care for our community’s resources, including the natural environment.
  • Data privacy. Review privacy statements for individual third-party vendors.

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