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Best of 2023: Adult fiction & nonfiction

Best of 2023: Adult fiction & nonfiction

Oak Park’s Best of 2023 is back! Our annual librarian-curated selection of titles features some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak ...
Best of 2023: Teen fiction & nonfiction

Best of 2023: Teen fiction & nonfiction

Oak Park’s Best of 2023 is back! Our annual librarian-curated selection of titles features some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak ...
/ Authors & Books, Teens, We Suggest
Best of 2023: Kids & Picture Books

Best of 2023: Kids & picture books

Oak Park’s Best of 2023 is back! Our annual librarian-curated selection of titles features some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak ...
Best of 2023: Movies, music & more

Best of 2023: TV shows, movies & music

Oak Park’s Best of 2023 is back! Our annual librarian-curated selection of titles features some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak ...
A collage of library staff and family members celebrating the holidays

Holidays Around the World

From Diwali, Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa celebrations to the observance of the winter solstice, Oak Park library staff love sharing their own winter holiday traditions ...
74th National Book Awards

National Book Award Winners 2023

Check out the 2023 National Book Awards winners and our read-alike titles, suggested by Oak Park's fantastically well-read librarians! The National Book Awards were established ...
/ Authors & Books, Older Adults, We Suggest
Child using tablet

Just for kids: Educational & fun apps, a librarian-curated list

By Children’s Librarian Eileen Saam During winter break, parents and caregivers may find themselves stressing about the amount of time that their kids are spending ...
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Librarian Shelley smiling while wearing a winter coat and ear muffs

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

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris The trees are changing, the weather is cooling, and the days are shortening. Winter is on its way! The changing ...