Need help with school research projects? Library resources to the rescue! (Part 3)

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By Children’s Librarian Eileen Saam 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 in … Read more

4 ways to keep summer reading fun going all year long

Summer Reading June 1-August 31: Oceans of Possibilities with two children reading and listening with headphones while riding a fish

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian Summer reading is almost over—be sure to log your reading and activities in Beanstack by August 31—but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Here are four ways you can keep enjoying reading all year long! 1. Sign up for a library card! With your own library card, you … Read more

Learn for the fun of it: How-to, hobby & craft books, magazines & more

A collage of photos: A rainbow of crayons in a row, colorful flowers in a field, a stack of colorful yarn, and a row of veggie skewers

Dive deep into a hobby you love, develop a new skill, or expand your knowledge on a topic you’ve always wanted to explore with these how-to books and resources our librarians love. How-to books How-to resources from your digital library Browse how-to ebooks, videos, and other resources available digitally with your Oak Park library card … Read more

Read The Wall Street Journal & The Washington Post from anywhere, anytime

The Wall Street Journal website shown on a laptop screen and the Washington Post app screen shown on a smartphone with the logos for WSJ and WP

Your public library is committed to connecting you to timely, credible news sources from around the globe. The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post are two of the latest online subscriptions added to your library’s credible collection of more than 7,000 news publications.  Let’s get started In addition to the full-text versions of both papers, now Oak Park … Read more

New on Kanopy: Upgraded web experience & Oak Park’s top films & shows

Screenshot of updated Kanopy homepage

Noticed a new design on the Kanopy website this week? Earlier this month, Kanopy rolled out an upgraded streaming experience available in your web browser that’s more intuitive, responsive, and user-centered. Wondering what to watch next? Check out what Oak Parkers are streaming below » What’s new in the Kanopy web browser There’s nothing you … Read more

Connecting you to Black history

Celebrating Black History

Your public library is here to connect us with each other through books, resources, and experiences that celebrate Black history and culture. On this page, you can: Watch: “My Black History” as community members give a glimpse of our culture beyond our neighborhoods. Find: Fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. Experience: A special exhibit … Read more

We suggest: New year, new you 2022

New Year, New You 2022: Feel better, do better, play better, age better with fireworks and starburst graphics

Happy New Year, Oak Park! Each new year offers a fresh chance to start anew, but after two years of living in a pandemic, committing to a new challenge might feel like a bit much right now. We feel you. What about making a commitment to feel better, do better, play better, and/or age better … Read more

Need help with school research projects? Library resources to the rescue! (Part 2)

Kid raising hands in triumph while working on a laptop with shelves filled with books in the background

By Children’s Librarian Eileen Saam As mentioned in my first post in this series, Google is a great resource of information and can be a useful first source when researching for school projects. But did you know that there are many subscription-based library resources that can be accessed online with your Oak Park library card? … Read more

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