Group Visits

As a community leader in literacy and learning, we partner with Oak Park schools, centers, and youth organizations by sharing and showcasing the public library’s resources, services, and specially trained staff.

Two librarians presenting to a group of students in the Maze Branch Library

To best serve everyone, we require advance notice for visits by large groups (9+ children of any age) who wish to access the services or accommodations outlined here. To arrange a group visit, please call 708.383.8200 (select option 3) or contact us online.

Pre-arranged services inside the library

  • Private storytimes
  • Tours
  • Research support
  • Reserved block of computers and/or mobile devices
  • Library card sign-up for Oak Park educators and residents (all ages)
  • Rainbow Services

Pre-arranged services outside the library

  • Storytime visits
  • Book Bike visits with items to check out (seasonal)
  • Library card sign-up for Oak Park educators and residents (all ages)
  • Summer Reading Program sign-up/prize check-in (seasonal)
  • Rainbow Services

Drop-in services inside the library (availability varies)

  • Summer reading program sign-up/ prize check-in (seasonal)
  • Extra assistance for checkouts
  • Computer/mobile device use

Please note: As a public institution, our available space and services vary daily. Due to capacity limits, we are only able to accommodate Oak Park schools and centers at this time (with the exception of Rainbow Services, which may be arranged for groups outside Oak Park).