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Summer fun on the go! Activities for grade schoolers

By Eileen Saam, Children's Librarian There are so many fun things to do during the summer, and at the library, we have some great resources to take with you that ...
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At-home activities for kids: What will music do for you this summer?

By Children's Librarian Eileen Saam This summer at Oak Park Library we have so much to explore, including music! I invite you to explore music in different ways and see ...
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Trans Youth Town Hall: A virtual tutorial for grade & middle schoolers

Pride is more than a month of rainbows and parades. Our celebration of Pride month comes from a history of protest for liberation for LGBTQ+ people. Learn about LGBTQ+ activists ...
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Kids summer reading: What to read, listen to, watch & do!

By Children's Librarian Eileen Saam Summer is here, and so is this year’s summer reading program: Oceans of Possibilities! Subtitles available in English and en español. Para cambiar el idioma ...
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Resources for autistic people & their caregivers

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris So you, your child, or your student has been diagnosed with autism? Congratulations! As overwhelming as it can be to hear a diagnosis, you are ...
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Celebrate Earth Day: Activities for grade schoolers

By Children's Librarian Eileen Saam Every year on Earth Day, April 22, we celebrate our precious planet. Check out ways you can celebrate and protect our planet at the same ...
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Explore self-expression through play: Pronoun Discovery Kits for grade schoolers

By Children's Librarian Hal Patnott Interested in facilitating conversations about self-expression and gender identity? Check out these two Discovery Kits about pronouns designed to help kids explore self-expression through play ...
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Cross-stitching materials: a hoop, embroidery floss, needles, and a pencil on a table

Learn to cross-stitch: A virtual tutorial, in-person event, books & more for grade 4-8

By Children's Librarian Hal Patnott If you’re looking for a relaxing craft that’s easy to learn, try cross-stitching! Once you know the basics, following a pattern is a lot like ...
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