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

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

Read more from the Village of Oak Park including the new order (pdf) » Local testing status bulletins and other related information are posted at Please stay home if you are feeling sick. Hand washing and sanitizer Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the library, but please feel free to bring your own in case we … Read more

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Person receiving a vaccine

Find useful, local resources on how, where, and when to find COVID-19 vaccinations on this page. Have a question not addressed here? Contact us now » As of August 6, masks are required inside all library buildings, at outside storytimes, and when visiting the Book Bike. Read the August 5 Village of Oak Park Health … Read more

COVID-19: Our approach to put people & safety first

Main Library entrance

Vaccine information » About COVID-19 » Fact-checker » Here’s more about how your public library is continuing to serve you during the pandemic. Questions? Contact us now and call 708.383.8200. For crisis resources, contact our Social Services and Public Safety team. Summary of service levels 1 Digital collections and virtual services only. Remote customer service, virtual programs, and meetings. Buildings, returns, … 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

One online calendar for all of Oak Park is a free website and mobile app that puts all six Oak Park government agencies and more local organizations in one online calendar. You can choose to create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iOS calendars. You can also choose to receive notifications if events change. Sign up … Read more

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