News & Stories

The pursuit of hope

The following piece by Executive Director David J. Seleb was originally published as a letter to the editor in the March 13 edition of the ...
Father and son reading at Maze Branch

Sharing 1,000 books: ‘It has been truly special’

Navin doesn't start kindergarten until fall 2020, yet he's already read more than 1,000 books! Committed to the long-term goal of reading together well before ...
OPRF Chamber Women in Business

5 ways libraries support entrepreneurs, small business owners

Did you know your library can be a great business partner? "I don't think a lot of small business owners or entrepreneurs even know what ...
/ Businesses & Entrepreneurs, Impact
Jim Madigan

Celebrating 25 years

On Sunday, friends, family members, former and current staff and board members, and Oak Parkers joined together for a party in celebration of Deputy Director ...
/ Announcements
Emerging Leaders Network

‘Catalyst’ grant connects mentors with youth bound for college and career

As an 18-month grant-funded initiative to empower youth for college and career builds to a finish at the Main Library, those involved are calling it ...
Library Assistant checks in books at the front desk of the Main Library

Investing in our greatest resources

To better serve our community, now and into the future, we routinely commit to investing in two of Oak Park's two greatest assets: library staff ...
/ Announcements, Featured Home, Impact
Weather Forecast

Library to close at 6 pm Tuesday, all day Wednesday

Due to the National Weather Service's forecast and wind chill watch—in effect from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning—all library buildings will close at 6 pm ...
/ Announcements
Family using tablets

Host a kids’ remote learning day

Turn any day into a "learn from home" day with these fun, educational remote learning resources for kids. Login requires an Oak Park Public Library ...
/ Kids