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BingePass gives you 7 days of unlimited streaming

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 ...
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STEAM Fest is Thursday, April 18

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian Experience the wide world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at the Main Library this spring, as we once again partner with Oak ...
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Let’s talk about bodies & puberty: Books, Discovery Kits & web resources for grade schoolers & caregivers

By Hal, Rainbow Services Librarian Developing accurate and affirming language to name the parts of our bodies and understanding how bodies change as we age is an important skill for ...
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Online safety (Part 2): Fun & interactive lessons for kids & caregivers

By Children’s Librarian Eileen Saam Whether playing video games, chatting with friends, watching videos, or browsing a favorite website, it’s important to keep online safety in mind. Although most of ...
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Unleash your creativity: Activities, books & events for grade schoolers

By Hal, Rainbow Services Librarian Crafting is a fun way to express yourself. The library has all kinds of resources to support and encourage young artists. Let's explore a few! ...
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Online safety (Part 1): 5 tips to share with kids

By Children’s Librarian Eileen Saam The internet can be a powerful educational tool and a fun place for kids to explore, but here at the library, we understand that online ...
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Identity & coming out: Books, an event & a new on-demand virtual book club for grade schoolers

October 11 is National Coming Out Day in the United States. Inaugurated in 1988, National Coming Out Day is a day to promote education, activism, and community for LGBTQIA+ people ...
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Need help with school research projects? Library resources to the rescue: ScienceFlix & National Geographic Kids (Part 4)

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 ...