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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.

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We suggest: ‘Candyman’ readalikes

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Can—nope. Not gonna catch us slipping! Nia DaCosta's sequel to the 90s horror film—and fourth ...
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Longlisted: The 2021 Booker Prize book covers

We suggest: The 2021 Booker Prize longlist

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Photograph by the Booker Prizes. The UK's most prestigious literary award, The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the ...
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Monarch caterpillar with leaves, and two boys with butterfly cage

Year of the Butterfly: Your photos, drawings & more

Kids and families have been drawing, observing, crafting, and reading about plants and pollinators in this year's summer reading program, with special activities that tie ...
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Virtual health & wellness programs with your library

Everyone can use some health and wellness support in these times, and your library is committed to providing free access to all. Register via the ...
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Masks required inside all library buildings, at outside storytimes, and when visiting the Book Bike

Read more from the Village of Oak Park including the new order (pdf) »Local testing status bulletins and other related information are posted at stay ...
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Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Find useful, local resources on how, where, and when to find COVID-19 vaccinations on this page. Have a question not addressed here? Contact us now ...
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COVID-19: Our approach to put people & safety first

Vaccine information » About COVID-19 » Fact-checker » Here's more about how your public library is continuing to serve you during the pandemic. Questions? Contact ...
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Kids and adults do butterfly craft projects

Why anti-racism is key to sustainability

By Middle School Librarian Beronica Puhr Note: A version of this post first appeared in Wednesday Journal and on August 3, 2021. Read the ...
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