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New Year: Successful Routines, with cartoon children's faces inside flowers in pots

New year, successful routines: Videos & books for early learners

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris The start of a new year is a traditional time to set goals and try new things. Success, of course, ...
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Honoring MLK Day: Activities, books, resources & more

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as a day on, not a day off on Monday, January 17. Below find title suggestions, online ...
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Celebrating Betty White: Books, TV shows & more

Betty White was a television powerhouse. With a career that spanned over 70 years and included roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden ...
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Rose Barnes, Health and Senior Services Librarian

Meet Rose, your Health & Senior Services Librarian

As our Health and Senior Services Librarian, Rose Barnes is your go-to for resources on health and wellness and senior services. "I am most interested ...
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New Year, New You 2022: Feel better, do better, play better, age better with fireworks and starburst graphics

We suggest: New year, new you 2022

Happy New Year, Oak Park! Each new year offers a fresh chance to start anew, but after two years of living in a pandemic, committing ...
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Request for Proposal for Executive Search Services for Library Executive Director

The Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees (the Board) requests proposalsfrom interested parties to conduct a search to assist the Board to identify its ...
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Digital media for preschoolers: Recommendations & resources (Part 1)

By Children's Librarian Eileen Saam As families wrap up their holiday shopping, parents and caregivers of preschool-aged children may be thinking about purchasing a tablet ...
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BingePass: A new way to explore online content on Hoopla

With Hoopla's new BingePass and your Oak Park library card, you can get unlimited streaming for seven days with a single borrow! Let's get started ...
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