Please wear a mask inside all library buildings, at outside storytimes, and when visiting the Book Bike

Child and women wearing masks

From the Village of Oak Park Health Department on July 28: “Public health officials recommend wearing masks in indoor public settings. With another 25 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported over the past week, local public health officials are recommending that everyone, including those fully vaccinated, consider wearing a mask in public indoor settings. The … Read more

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Person receiving a vaccine

As eligibility widens across Illinois for COVID-19 vaccinations, the information about how, where, and when to find appointments for vaccines grows. To help us all find useful, local resources, we have assembled this page. Have a question not addressed here? Contact us now » Ways to get vaccinated (English) » Ways to get vaccinated (Spanish) … Read more

A new & improved catalog experience

SWAN beta test catalog

As an Oak Park library cardholder, you have access to more than 10 million items from 100+ area libraries through the library’s catalog. It’s this collaborative “resource sharing” that gives Oak Parkers—and all SWAN library users—more access, more choices, and more value when using their public library. And now, you’ll find it even easier to … Read more

Librarian Shelley Harris recognized for dedication to young people

Shelley Harris holds an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) board in the Maze Branch Community Sensory Garden

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Youth Services Forum has awarded Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris with the 2021 Golden Ticket Award for her “outstanding local contribution” to young people through programs that “promote a love of literature and instill positive feelings about libraries.” Shelley’s “creativity, incredible work ethic, and commitment to serving young patrons and their … Read more

Teens’ ice cream social brings ‘a ray of sunshine’

Our first Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board Ice Cream Social event in June was a huge success! Community members young and old came to meet the board members, get ice cream treats, take pictures, and play chess with our Teen Services Librarian, Alex Gutierrez. “This event truly brought a ray of sunshine to the Oak … Read more

Best of 2021 (so far): Movies, TV shows & music

Best of 2021 (so far) Movies, TV Shows & Music

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff loved so far in 2021, so you’ll find our favorite movies, TV shows, and music on this page. Or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | … Read more

Best of 2021 (so far): Teen books

Best of 2021 (so far) Teen Books

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff loved so far in 2021, so you’ll find our favorite books for teens on this page. Or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen books … Read more

Best of 2021 (so far): Adult fiction & nonfiction

Best of 2021 (so far) Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff loved so far in 2021, so you’ll find our adult fiction and nonfiction favorites on this page. Or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen … Read more

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