BingePass gives you 7 days of unlimited streaming

New! Hoopla BingePass with an icon featuring two tickets on a starbust background

With hoopla‘s new BingePass and your Oak Park library card, you can get unlimited streaming for seven days with a single borrow! Let’s get started… How do I use hoopla’s BingePass? Watch the video below for an overview but please note that this video shows how to access BingePass using an iPhone. For instructions on … Read more

Tech Tips: How to use Creativebug

Creativebug logo on top of a table with a floral watercolor and painting supplies

By Health & Senior Services Librarian Rose Barnes Whether you are new to crafting or a seasoned master crafter, there is something for everyone on Creativebug.  An inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers, Creativebug features more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. You can take … Read more

Access news online for free with your library card

Robert Kelly and grandsons sit in chairs in the Main Library Children's Area

When Robert Kelly (pictured above with his grandsons) was working in the software industry, he subscribed widely to magazines and newspapers from around the country. “I like to be able to read a lot,” he told us. “Because there’s so much going on in the world, I like to have a variety of opinions.” After … Read more

Need help with school research projects? Library resources to the rescue: ScienceFlix & National Geographic Kids (Part 4)

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By Children’s Librarian Eileen Saam  This school year, use your library card to access more than books. The library has many subscription-based resources that are helpful for school projects and assignments.  In my previous posts in this series, I highlighted CultureGrams, National Geographic Kids, AtoZ Maps Online, AtoZ World Culture, African-American History, and American Indian … Read more

September is #LibraryCardSignUpMonth

It's time to get your library card with icon of library card

Know an Oak Park neighbor, co-worker or educator—even a newborn—without a library card? Send them our way! Every Oak Park resident and Oak Park-based educator, daycare provider, and business owner can get complete access to public library services and resources. A card gives you full access to library services

How to listen to music with your library card

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By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian There are so many benefits to having an Oak Park library card, and checking out digital music on Hoopla is one of my favorites. Part of your digital library, Hoopla features ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and more that you can check out instantly—no holds, no … Read more

Need help with school research projects? Library resources to the rescue! African-American History & American-Indian History (Part 3)

Three kids studying on a laptop

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian  As the school year starts and school projects are assigned, know that the library is here to help! In addition to books, your Oak Park library card gives you access to a number of subscription-based resources that you can use to help you with your research. In my previous posts … Read more

How to watch movies with your library card

A collage of holiday movies available on Kanopy

By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian As the nights get longer and the temperature starts to really drop, I love to stay home and get cozy. One of my favorite winter activities that I’ve embraced since the start of the pandemic is watching movies while I work on puzzles. While there are so … Read more