Best of 2021 (so far): Teen books

Best of 2021 (so far) Teen Books

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff loved so far in 2021, so you’ll find our favorite books for teens on this page. Or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen books … Read more

Best of 2021 (so far): Adult fiction & nonfiction

Best of 2021 (so far) Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2021 (so far)! We just couldn’t wait until the end of the year to share the titles our library staff loved so far in 2021, so you’ll find our adult fiction and nonfiction favorites on this page. Or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction & nonfiction | Teen … Read more

Black Music Month: Pride edition

Album covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph As we close out June, we also remember that in addition to Pride Month, it is Black Music Month. Enjoy these contemporary and classic sounds from Black queer musicians. Albums honoring Black Music Month & Pride Month Please note: All catalog links will direct you to our new beta … Read more

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: East Asian creators & stories

Book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and this week we are celebrating by sharing stories written by East Asian authors. Want more? Find more title suggestions for all ages, videos, online resources, and more » East Asian creators & stories Second Sister by Ho-Kei Chan Why you should … Read more

We suggest: Books about libraries

Books to Celebrate National Library Week

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Happy National Library Week! For one week in April each year (April 4-10 this year), we celebrate libraries and library staff for their contributions to their communities, big and small. Enjoy these library-centric books! Our favorite books about libraries The Library Book by Susan Orlean Libraries or librarians: Both! … Read more

We suggest: 2021 audiobook award winners

Audie Award Winners Book Covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Love listening to audiobooks? Each year the best of the best are honored at the Audie Awards, a ceremony held to recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Check out a selection of winners that were announced at this year’s virtual event, held on March 22. The Audies & their … Read more

Coming soon: Fiction titles to put on hold now

New fiction book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Love to be among the first to discover an amazing new book? We’re switching it up this month and sharing some books that you might get to brag about being the first among your friends to read. Put a hold on these fiction titles before everyone else does! Fiction titles … Read more

We suggest: 2021 award winners

2021 Award Winners

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph This year, we’ll take any reason to celebrate! But this year’s book award season was one we’re still buzzing over—with historic wins and really good titles for all ages. Here are some of the year’s winning titles, all written by women. 2021 award-winning titles by women Fathoms: The World in the … Read more

We suggest: New(ish) nonfiction titles

Book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Looking for some nonfiction reading suggestions? Discover these recently released under-the-radar gems just waiting for you! Recently new nonfiction titles Girl, Gurl, Grrrl by Kenya Hunt Why you should try it: When you are reading, do you love the feeling that you and the author are having a genuine, … Read more

We suggest: Cover stories: Black romance novels

Romance book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Romance is in the air! It’s almost Valentine’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with romance novels?! Romance novel covers come in all designs, some are more charming and others more risqué, but isn’t that half the fun of reading them? Celebrate Black love with these romance novels written by Black authors.  Romance … Read more

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