Your public library is here to connect you with books, videos, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Native American heritage all year.
- Browse: Curated title suggestions for all ages;
- View: A special display at Dole Branch Library;
- Check out: Artifacts from the Multicultural Collection;
- Watch: A multicultural learning video;
- Visit: The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian; and
- Explore: Librarian-curated resources.
This commemorative month was officially designated by the U.S. Congress in 1990. More: nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov »
Oak Park Public Library acknowledges that Oak Park is situated on the ancestral land of the Bodewamiadkiwen (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Oceti Sakowin, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Peoria. We honor them and thank them for their stewardship of this land. Source: native-land.ca
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- Watch an Early Bird Learning video with title suggestions about found family, sharing, and Native experiences with Miss Jenny »
- Browse Native American & First Nation creators title suggestions »
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See display at Dole Branch
At Dole Branch, Multicultural Learning Coordinator Juanta Griffin and Library Specialist Claire Ong have curated a display of artifacts from the Multicultural Collection (pictured above). Find the artifacts and information cards in the two display cases at the library's entrance.
Check out Native American artifacts
Available for checkout in our Multicultural Collection: Native American artifacts, including traditional clothing »
Watch a Multicultural Learning video
In this Multicultural Collection video, Miss Juanta has a land acknowledgment to share, and her friend Patsy Lucius has wonderful stories and facts to share about her culture, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe of present-day Utah and Colorado.
Visit the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Use your Oak Park Public Library card to request a Museum Adventure Pass to the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston. A pass admits two people for free for regular museum admission.
Discover online resources
Use your Oak Park library card and PIN to access:
- American Indian History (for adults and teens): Get fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.
- PebbleGo Next (for grades 3-5): Explore American Indian history with informational articles featuring engaging multimedia, interactive lessons and games, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.