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Local COVID-19 Vaccine Site Information

Person receiving a vaccine

On this page Local resources on how, where, and when to find COVID-19 vaccinations. More New! Get free at-home COVID-19 tests » About COVID-19 overall » Library services affected by COVID-19 » Have a question not addressed here? Contact us now » Ways to get vaccinated (English) » Ways to get vaccinated (Spanish) » Find … Read more

Beginning Jan. 11: Use Augusta (north) door to enter Dole Branch Library

Call us if you need an accessible entrance If you need to use the elevator to enter the library, please call  708.386.9032 when you arrive and request the west (Cuyler Avenue) door be unlocked. Signs will be posted on both exterior Dole Center entrances with the phone number.  Why did the Park District make this change … Read more

Meet Rose, your Health & Senior Services Librarian

Rose Barnes, Health and Senior Services Librarian

As our Health and Senior Services Librarian, Rose Barnes is your go-to for resources on health and wellness and senior services. “I am most interested in exploring more ways to incorporate health and wellness programming into the library while also creating spaces for conversation and growth,” she says. “I am passionate about practicing yoga, baking, … Read more

What’s new for kids: Playaway Launchpads

Kids using Playaway Launchpad

Playaway Launchpads are tablets pre-loaded with high-quality learning apps and games for kids ages preschool through fifth grade. No ads. No download time. No need for internet access. Available at all locations. Children can create a personal avatar and choose their own adventures. From math and science to reading and music, launchpads are 100% secure, designed … Read more

Donate new socks at the Main Library in Socktober

Socktober! Donate new socks here!

Help us warm souls AND soles by donating new socks all October to benefit the clients of Housing Forward. And during the last week of October, we’ll be collecting donations of warm kids’ clothing and gear for Cradles to Crayons. October 1-31: New socks for Housing Forward clients Did you know that socks are consistently among the most … Read more

Stephen Jackson hired as library’s first Director of Equity and Anti-Racism

Stephen Jackson, Director of Equity and Anti-Racism

Stephen A. Jackson has accepted the Oak Park Public Library’s new full-time position of Director of Equity and Anti-Racism. His first day in this new role will be Monday, October 11. Joining a handful of public libraries with similar equity-based leadership positions, the library created this position to support and fulfill its anti-racism journey and … Read more

How do you use your library? Share & you could win

How do you use your library? We want to hear about your favorite library experiences, wherever and whenever they happen! And we (and your neighbors) want to see your photos and videos! September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth, and we’re asking everyone to share photos, videos, comments, and unique creations to show how you use your library. Share, … Read more

Masks required inside all library buildings, at outside storytimes, and when visiting the Book Bike

Child and women wearing masks

More about masks required Read the latest news from the Village of Oak Park and more about the mask mandate » Find local testing status bulletins and other related information at» Please stay home if you are feeling sick. Hand washing and sanitizer Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the library, but please feel free … Read more

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