Here are two current initiatives to get involved in! Any questions, contact us now »
- Share images of loved ones who have passed away to be included in a video that will play during this year’s Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead art installation (to debut later this month in the Main Library Idea Box). Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday in which we celebrate our lost loved ones on November 1 and 2. This year the Idea Box will feature a display designed by talented artist, librarian, and Oak Park resident Raleigh Ocampo, in remembrance of the lives of those we have lost to COVID-19.
- Be part of our Virtual Halloween Costume Parade! Share your photos by October 26 to be part of the big show. For inspiration, here’s a link to last year’s parade! About photo submissions: Your library supports Oak Park Elementary School District 97’s goal “to create a positive learning environment where all students, staff and families feel a sense of belonging. In that spirit, we ask that you take care to ensure that your child’s costume choice does not portray a stereotypical image of any group of people or culture, or be offensive to any one racial, ethnic or religious group. We appreciate you being proactive with your child in making thoughtful costume choices.” Read the full statement and find links to more resources.
Images, videos, captions, and names you share may be used on oppl.org, in library emails, and on social media. Note: For children, we will use first names only.