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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.

Child and women wearing masks

Please wear a mask inside all library buildings, at outside storytimes, and when visiting the Book Bike

From the Village of Oak Park Health Department on July 28: “Public health officials recommend wearing masks in indoor public settings. With another 25 new ...
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Person receiving a vaccine

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As eligibility widens across Illinois for COVID-19 vaccinations, the information about how, where, and when to find appointments for vaccines grows. To help us all ...
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SWAN beta test catalog

A new & improved catalog experience

As an Oak Park library cardholder, you have access to more than 10 million items from 100+ area libraries through the library's catalog. It’s this ...
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Shelley Harris holds an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) board in the Maze Branch Community Sensory Garden

Librarian Shelley Harris recognized for dedication to young people

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Youth Services Forum has awarded Children's Librarian Shelley Harris with the 2021 Golden Ticket Award for her "outstanding local contribution" ...
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Request for Proposals for Cleaning Services

Date Issued: July 15, 2021Proposals Due: July 30, 2021, 5 pm The Oak Park Public Library is requesting proposals to contract for the provision of ...
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Teens’ ice cream social brings ‘a ray of sunshine’

Our first Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board Ice Cream Social event in June was a huge success! Community members young and old came to meet ...
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/ Building Community, Teens, Teens
Best of 2021 (so far) Movies, TV Shows & Music

Best of 2021 (so far): Movies, TV shows & music

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff ...
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Best of 2021 (so far) Kids Books & Picture Books

Best of 2021 (so far): Kids books & picture books

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff ...
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