Civic Engagement

Civic engagement includes having the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in civic life, such as how to stay informed, understand governmental processes, and exercise your citizenship rights and obligations at local, state, national, and global levels.

People at voting booths

Evaluate sources of news & information

Teaching people how to be better consumers of information is the fundamental task at the heart of our profession. Stay informed »

Be a part of the political process

Become an election judge, run for local office, and get a referendum on the ballot. Let’s get started »

Understanding legalese and completing legal forms can be tricky. Explore resources to help you navigate legal forms and find answers »


Make a difference in your community. (Note: At this time, the Oak Park Public Library is not accepting volunteers.) Find a list of local organizations that may have volunteer opportunities »

Learn about Oak Park

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