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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.

Telescope looking at the night sky

The universe above our heads: At-home activities & books for grade schoolers

By Children's Librarian Genevieve Grove The physical sciences study the non-living systems of our world, and astronomy expands that investigation into the universe! Galaxies, stars, ...
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Socktober! Donate new socks here!

Donate new socks at the Main Library in Socktober

Help us warm souls AND soles by donating new socks all October to benefit the clients of Housing Forward. And during the last week of ...
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/ Announcements, Building Community, Impact
Kids playing on books

Sharing books: At-home videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Welcome back to a new year of learning! I finished library school more than ten years ago, but I still ...
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Coming Soon Nonfiction Edition with book covers

Hispanic Heritage Month: Nonfiction titles to put on hold now

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Whether you like history, memoirs, poetry, self-help, or magic, there is something for you on this list of newly ...
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Books unite us; censorship divides us: Banned Books Week

We suggest: Banned Books Week 2021

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Every year during Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2 this year), the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates the freedom ...
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/ Authors & Books, We Suggest

Thanks for a colorful summer of learning & joy!

Thanks to all who participated in a joyful summer of creative learning with your public library! This summer's reading program, Reading Colors Your World, was ...
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/ At-Home Learners, Impact, Kids
Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month: Find videos, books, online resources & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, videos, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Hispanic heritage all year long. On this ...
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Coming Soon: Fiction Edition with book covers

Hispanic Heritage Month: Fiction titles to put on hold now

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Love to be among the first to discover an amazing new book? We’re switching it up this month and ...
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