The Oak Park Public Library has been recognized over the years with awards from community organizations, library professional associations, and more. See a selection in the Main Library Lobby and a list by year below.
American Library Association Sustainability Round Table, Citation for Wellness in the Workplace: Awarded to the library in recognition of its “commitment to sustaining wellness in the library workplace.” Read more »
Friends of the Oak Park Public Library: Awarded to Paul Koko for 53 years of service and “outstanding support.”
OPALGA+ (Oak Park Area Gay and Lesbian Association), Founders Award in Memory of Mel Wilson: Awarded to the library for “inspired leadership and outstanding commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.” Read more »
Library Journal’s Five-Star Library status. Read more »
Polco and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Voice of the People Award of Excellence, National Citizen Survey: Awarded to Oak Park, IL, “in recognition of having the highest service ratings from its citizens.” Read more about the National Citizen Survey on the Village of Oak Park’s website »
OPALGA (Oak Park Area Gay and Lesbian Association), Oak Park Area Leadership Award: Awarded to the Oak Park Public Library for “inspired leadership and outstanding commitment to the LGBTQ community.”
Public Library Association (PLA) and Library System and Services (LSSI), Gordon M. Conable Award: Awarded to the Oak Park Public Library in recognition of its “commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.”
Oak Park and River Forest High School: Awarded to the Oak Park Public Library Maze Branch “in appreciation for your partnership with Oak Park and River Forest High School Work Experience Program.”
American Society of Interior Designers, Design Excellence Awards: Awarded to Perkins & Will/Eva Maddox Branded Environments, Oak Park Public Library, Corporate Over 25,000 Sq. Ft.
Chicago Building Congress, Merit Award for Best New Construction – Suburbs: Awarded to the Oak Park Public Library Main Library for its “distinctive design, outstanding construction and a positive impact on the surrounding community.” Read more about the Main Library »