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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: 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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BingePass: A new way to explore online content on Hoopla

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 BingePass? ...
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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 ...
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Express yourself: Collaborative storytelling, tabletop roleplaying games & books for grade schoolers

By Hal, Rainbow Services Librarian Find Your Voice was the theme of this year’s summer reading program. Although summer reading is coming to an end, finding your voice is a ...
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Unplug at your library: Activities for grade schoolers

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian Kids, take a break from screens this summer with some unplugged activities at the library! Borrow a robot discovery kit We have several 100% screen-free ...
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‘Find Your Voice’ & celebrate Pride all summer

By Hal, Rainbow Services Librarian What does it mean to "Find Your Voice"? When I think about our theme for summer reading this year, I imagine a celebration of self-expression ...

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