Juneteenth 2024

On Wednesday, June 19, all library locations will be closed for Juneteenth. This national, state, and Oak Park holiday celebrates African Americans’ freedom from enslavement in the United States.

Celebrations at the Main Library

Juneteenth is a joyous celebration of freedom, but also a time to remember the countless sacrifices made to achieve it. Join us at the Main Library for these events to celebrate and remember:

  • Idea Box: Juneteenth Display, through June 15. View a window display honoring both the joy of liberation and the struggles for equality that continue.
  • Juneteenth Jam, Tuesday, June 18, 2-5 pm. A vibrant opportunity for middle and high schoolers to learn, connect, honor, and celebrate the significance of Juneteenth in American history.

Juneteenth titles for all ages