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Early Bird Readers: Early learning tips for kids, infants up to age 5 #EarlyLearners

Early learning tips for kids, infants, April 2019

Hello, Early Bird Readers! In today's video, Miss Jenny and Miss Shelley will continue talking about social-emotional skills, this time using songs and breathing to ...
Mother and son writing in Arabic

#BuildingCommunity through the use of free public space: Arabic Calligraphy Club brings families together

Every Saturday, a group of families gathers at the public library for Arabic Calligraphy Club. Using free meeting room space at the Main Library, they ...
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Community is a common enterprise

As he travels across the country and the world as president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, Rich Harwood said he finds a deep ...
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Request for proposals, instructions, and specifications for an Oak Park Public Library community needs assessment survey

Date Issued: April 9, 2019Proposals Due: May 6, 2019 The Oak Park Public Library will receive proposals for the administration of a Community Needs Assessment ...
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Stellar Library Workers

Celebrating National Library Workers Day: Meet our library stars

Know a stellar library worker? We know plenty! In 2003, an American Library Association resolution was proposed to formally recognize the hard work, dedication, and ...
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A celebration of Holi

A celebration of culture

Last month we enjoyed sharing stories, creating, and discovering more about the Hindu spring festival Holi at Dole Branch Library! During the event, kids created ...
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Librarian and store owner at Lively Athletics

Lively & the library: A story of growth

Lively Athletics didn’t always sell kids’ shoes. In 2014, Anne Pezalla opened the store at 109 N. Oak Park Ave. with her sister Kate, selling ...
Adults and kids gardening at Maze Branch

Garden with us at Maze Branch

Join us as we dig in for the first full season of the Maze Branch Community Sensory Garden. Launched last fall with local families who ...