Local Educators

Are you teaching or caring for children (from babies through high schoolers) in a professional capacity in Oak Park? We are here to support you, your students, and their families. Because building capacity for literacy and education is core to who we are, and core to our role as your public library. Please note: During the library’s Service Level 2, we cannot host group visits or classroom field trips.

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For you: Get & renew your library card

Live in Oak Park and don’t yet have an Oak Park Public Library card? Apply now for instant access or visit the Main Library »

Don’t live in Oak Park? Every teacher, teaching assistant, daycare provider, and school staff member working in Oak Park can get an Oak Park Public Library educator card. Have your current photo ID and an Oak Park school employment ID to get started. Educator cards must be renewed each year.

Need to renew or sign up for your new educator card? Call 708.383.8200 »

For your classroom: Resource delivery

Do you want physical library items (such as books, movies, and artifacts) to support your virtual classroom work? Oak Park educators and childcare providers can receive items, contact-free! To request delivery and pickup of books, kits, artifacts, or other library materials for your school or daycare group, please complete this new form »

For you & your students: Learning to use your digital library

Bookmark our top homework help sites

An Oak Park library account number and PIN is what you need to access online resources, live tutoring support, and more. Here are a few of our librarians’ most requested resources, by age and grade:

For early learners: Virtual learning & fun activities

Early learning library staff share books, activities, videos, and resources to help children on the path to reading.

For grade schoolers: Discovery Kits

Discovery Kits are backpacks full of hands-on play-and-learn activities. Themes encourage kids to explore nature, make art, practice coding, and even learn to play the ukulele.

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