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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.

Suzanne Fairfax appointed to Board of Library Trustees

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Library Trustees appointed Oak Park resident Suzanne Fairfax to fill its current vacant seat. Fairfax is invited to ...
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SWAN beta test catalog

July 12: A new & improved catalog experience

Want all the details? Watch the short video (just click on the image above). As an Oak Park library cardholder, you have access to more ...
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Pride Month

June is Pride Month: Find books, virtual activities, online resources & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, virtual programs, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community all year long ...
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Juneteenth Idea Box exhibit at Main Library

Juneteenth 2021: Celebrate in community

Juneteenth is the June 19 holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Long celebrated by the African American community, it is now ...
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Easter Realness #2

A presidential portrait artist’s earlier work is on permanent display at your library

The Obama Portraits are on display at the Art Institute of Chicago June 18-August 25For Illinois Residents, museum admission will be free June 18–25, the ...
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Become a chess champ

Become a chess champ: A virtual tutorial & more at-home activities for kids

Chess challenges young minds to think critically. It teaches sacrifice and strategy, and exercises the ability to think ahead. And it's fun! Whether kids are ...
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Child and women wearing masks

Working together to keep everyone at every age safe

With the state's June 11 move to Restore Illinois' Phase 5 and the Village of Oak Park's Health Department following suit, the library is making ...
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LGTBQ+ fiction book covers

We Suggest: Rainbow Book Month

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph In addition to being Pride Month, the American Library Association, and the Rainbow Roundtable have designated June as Rainbow ...
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