The Storyline returns: Summer issue out in June

After a pandemic hiatus, our library magazine is back!

The summer 2022 issue of The Storyline is online now. Limited print copies will be available while they last at all library locations starting in June.

The summer issue highlights what’s happening for kids, adults, and teens at the library and in the community, such as local Juneteenth celebrations and Oak Park Book Bike pop-ups at local parks.

This issue also features local artist Tia Etu, who created the latest addition to the library’s permanent art collection. Her Juneteenth-inspired piece The Call will be unveiled in the Main Library Idea Box in a reception on Saturday, June 18. Etu also will join other local Black creatives in performance, art, and conversation in Celebrating Black Futures on Thursday, June 16.

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About The Storyline

The Storyline is designed to share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations, and to support the library’s vision to empower every voice in our community.

The magazine was first launched in winter 2015. Before its return this summer, the magazine’s last issue was published in spring 2020. See all issues »

Over the years, community members have told us they want to hear how we’re serving everyone in our community. With this print and online magazine, we aim to strike the best balance between stewardship and sustainability. That’s why we print on recycled paper and offer an electronic version. We also reach digital audiences by sharing content from the magazine on the library’s website, social media, and emails. Subscribe to library emails »