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Tech Tips: How to listen to audiobooks in Libby

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology In an earlier Tech Tips post, I shared tips and tricks on how to read ebooks and ...
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Tech Tips: How to read ebooks & magazines in Libby

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Did you know that as an Oak Park Public Library cardholder you can access tens of thousands ...
/ Digital Learning, Tech Tips
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STEAM Fest is Thursday, April 18

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian Experience the wide world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at the Main Library this spring, as we ...
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9 ways to encourage spontaneous, meaningful language

Library staff love to talk about the importance of language and play for kids: It helps them explore their world, learn about themselves and the ...
Statement from the board of Library Trustees

An Important Message from the Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees

This is an updated version of the statement that was read at the conclusion of the March 16 Special Board Meeting. Watch the meeting here ...
/ Announcements, Featured Home, Impact
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Earth Month at your library

One year into her position as the library's Environmental Programming Specialist, Christine Poreba is looking forward to Earth Month programming at the library in April—although, ...
/ Sustainability
Miss Eileen singing

Updated for spring: Early Bird Learning videos: A virtual tutorial for babies, toddlers & preschoolers

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris The world is waking up in spring! Warm, rainy days bring growing flowers, birds fly home, and the sun shines ...
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36 things to do with little ones this spring

The daffodils are starting to bloom and that means that warm weather is on the way! Your public library and the Collaboration for Early Childhood ...