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TechGirlz & hands-on learning for grade & middle schoolers

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Services Librarian Have you heard about the new Creative Studio? Located on the third floor of the Main Library, this recently renovated space has been buzzing ...
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Tabletop roleplaying games: Activities for grade schoolers

By Children's Librarian Hal Patnott Have you ever wished you could explore the worlds of your favorite characters? Do you dream of running off on a grand adventure with your ...
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Need help with school research projects? Library resources to the rescue! (Part 3)

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

4 ways to keep summer reading fun going all year long

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

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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