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Gettin’ crafty with it: How-to books & resources

Want to learn how to make it, sew it, fix it, grow it, cook it, or build it? Develop a new skill, start a new ...
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Please wear a mask inside all library buildings, at outside storytimes, and when visiting the Book Bike

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 ...
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Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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 ...
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SWAN beta test catalog

A new & improved catalog experience

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

Librarian Shelley Harris recognized for dedication to young people

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" ...
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