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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.

Meet Nora, Early Childhood Community Engagement Coordinator

From a very young age, Nora Sanchez knew she wanted to work with children. Before going to college, she worked in a daycare center, assisting ...
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Wild, witty, wonderful words: Videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Marvelous! Splendiferous! Sensational! There are so many delightful and fun words that exist. The more words that kids know, the ...
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Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month: See artifacts on display at the Main Library & find books, videos & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Arab American history and culture all year long ...
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Audie Award Winners Book Covers

We suggest: 2021 audiobook award winners

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Love listening to audiobooks? Each year the best of the best are honored at the Audie Awards, a ceremony ...
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Join us for anti-racism circles this spring

This spring, join us for anti-racism community discussions using the model of circles, a restorative practice which honors our stories, community relationships, and ability to ...
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Updated with results: Let’s pick the best, together!

And the Book Madness winner is… We started with 16 of Oak Park's favorite titles competing for this year's top prize. And after a close ...
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Coming Soon: Nonfiction book covers

Coming soon: Nonfiction titles to put on hold now

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Love to be among the first to discover an amazing new book? We’re switching it up this month and ...
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COVID-19: Our approach to put people & safety first

Vaccine information » About COVID-19 » Fact-checker » As we share information about COVID-19, here's information about how your public library is continuing to serve ...
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