We suggest: 2022 award winners

2022 award winners book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton We love book award season! Here are some recent winners for all ages—that also all happen to be written by women. A great way to celebrate Women’s History Month! 2022 award-winning titles by women Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell Why you should try it: One of the winners of … Read more

Honoring Women’s History Month: Books, experiences & more

Celebrating Women's History

Your public library is here to connect us with each other through books, resources, and experiences that celebrate women’s history. On this page, you can: Browse: Title suggestions for all ages. Experience: A kids scavenger hunt in the library. Learn & play: With videos and activities for early learners. Attend: Programs via Zoom and in the … Read more

Update: Both doors at Dole Center available for library entry

This change was made in accordance with a Village order that has now expired. This change came from the Park District of Oak Park to comply with the Village of Oak Park’s public health order in response to the current surge of COVID-19 cases. Specifically, the Oak Park order mandates proof of vaccination for customers age 5 … Read more

Happy 120th Birthday, Oak Park! Books by Oak Parkers & local history resources

Historic photos of Oak Park decorated with birthday hats and starbursts

Happy Birthday, Oak Park! On January 25, 1902, Oak Park, Illinois was officially incorporated as a village. See a copy of the original articles of incorporation » Today, Oak Park is home to about 54,500 people in 4.5 square miles, and we’re very lucky to say that the village is and has been home to some … Read more

Tech Tips: How to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program: Helping Families Connect

By Amy Hofmockel, Digital Learning Librarian & John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC benefit program to help people afford internet services. If you qualify, the ACP can help pay for monthly internet service and even provide a one-time discount for an internet-capable device. The ACP is an expanded and … Read more

Celebrating Betty White: Books, TV shows & more

Betty White smiling on the red carpet

Betty White was a television powerhouse. With a career that spanned over 70 years and included roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland, Betty White has touched the lives of generations. Born right here in Oak Park in 1922, Betty would have been 100 years old on January … Read more

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