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Why do we exist? To empower every voice in our community. What do we do? We share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations. Read news announcements and stories of library impact below.

Book Bike at Barrie Park

Parks, libraries, and building community

The following post was originally published in the Wednesday Journal as "Parks, libraries, and building community," a One View column by Jan Arnold and David ...
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Bees on hand

Building community: Beehives at the Main Library

As part of our ongoing focus to sustain the natural environment and to offer new opportunities to learn, this spring we installed two beehives, buzzing ...
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Partnering for equity in education

How do you close the "homework gap"? In part, by working together. On Monday, June 10, Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Superintendent Dr. Carol ...
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Three kids holding a giant cookie

Middle schoolers matter

We know the middle school years can be a time when kids need even more adult guidance, places to go, and things to do. That’s ...
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Resources to explore recent news, local history

Keep connected, stay informed Discover anywhere, anytime access to a variety of online resources, connecting you to regional news and local history. Search multiple Chicagoland ...
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One Book, One Oak Park

Oak Park’s summer-long series centered around one great read. Join us to discuss this year’s title selection, Eric Klinenberg’s Palaces for the People »

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