We suggest: Adventures with audiobooks

Book covers on a road map

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Taking a road trip? Whether you’re traveling by yourself or with friends or family, an audiobook is a great way to make the miles fly by! Audiobooks for your next road trip The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Where are you going: Wherever you think … Read more

Celebrating Disability Pride Month: Books, an in-library display, supported events & more

Celebrating Disability Pride Month written on the Disability Pride flag

Your public library is here to connect you with books, learning experiences, events, and online resources that celebrate people with disabilities and disability as an identity in July and all year long. On this page, you can: Browse: Curated title suggestions for all ages. Attend: Upcoming supported events. View: A special display in the Main Library Idea … Read more

Can’t get enough ‘Stranger Things’? Try these!

Stranger Things logo

By Collection Management Librarian Andrea Trejo As you wait in anticipation for the final two episodes of season four of Netflix’s Stranger Things, check out these titles—including music from artists featured in the series and similar TV shows and movies—to help tide you over! Netflix’s Stranger Things suggestions About Andrea Collection Management Librarian Andrea is an avid … Read more

ICYMI: Recently released nonfiction

ICYMI Nonfiction written on a rainbow background with a collage of book covers of the titles featured on this page

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Spring and summer are filled with excellent book releases. So many that it can be easy to miss a book that could be your next fav. Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Check out these recently released books that we think you’ll love. See our list of recently released fiction … Read more

ICYMI: Recently released fiction

ICYMI Fiction written on a rainbow background with a collage of book covers of the titles featured on this page

by Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Spring and summer are filled with excellent book releases. So many that it can be easy to miss a book that could be your next fav. Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Check out these recently released books that we think you’ll love. See our list of recently released nonfiction … Read more

Sizzling summer reads 2022

Sizzling Summer Reads written on an orange- and lemon-themed background

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Get a jump on your summer reading with these books we think will be hot, hot, hot all summer. Place your hold today! Fiction More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez Publication date: June 7 Why you should try it: Mashing up literary and crime fiction, this is … Read more

Celebrating Pride Month: Books, learning experiences & more

Pride Month in one text on a rainbow background

Your public library is here to connect you with books, learning experiences, events, and online resources that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in June and all year long. On this page, you can: Browse: Curated title suggestions for all ages. Attend: Upcoming events. View: A special display in the Main Library Idea Box through June 15 and test … Read more

Not your typical beach read

A collage of the book cover images featured in the post below

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton We hear a beach read is supposed to be a light, often feel-good, easy read. But some of us prefer a little horror, some suspense, a nonfiction deep dive, or even something just plain strange to fill our long summer days. So grab your beachwear, towel, and lounge chair … Read more

Titles for, by & about older adults

A collage of covers of books featured on this page

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Fiction & nonfiction titles From nonfiction about aging better to fiction or documentaries starring older folks, here are a few titles celebrating seniors. Plus, check out more resources for older adults from your public library » Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias & How to End It by Tracey Gendron … Read more

Juneteenth 2022: Celebrate in community

Juneteenth 2021 at Taylor Park. Photo by Buzz McBride.

On Sunday, June 19, all library locations will be closed for Juneteenth. This national, state, and Oak Park holiday celebrates African Americans’ freedom from enslavement in the United States. Look for Oak Park’s Book Bike and library staff marching in the Oak Park Juneteenth parade, organized by community members and co-sponsored by the Village of … Read more

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