Supported Services

On this page, find resources, services, and programs designed specifically to support disabled people and available to all. Related, please know library buildings are accessible and ADA compliant. More about facilities and equipment »

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Find the latest book lists, on-demand videos and tutorials, at-home activities, interactive programming, and more below!

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Shelley Harris

Meet Shelley

Shelley is a neurodivergent children’s librarian with a passion for early literacy, serving and celebrating the disability community, and exploring technology. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science, has a brother who has used augmentative and alternative communication for 30 years, and has worked in western suburban Chicago schools as a para-educator for deaf and autistic children.

Collection suggestions

Explore librarian-curated titles, book lists, and a kit to check out and take with you below.

Check out titles

For kids: Borrow a supported kit, book bundle

For kids: Upcoming supported events

Designed especially for kids with disabilities, these programs include visual schedules and sensory supports. See a full list of upcoming supported programming for kids »

For early learners & caregivers: On-demand supported storytimes & activity videos

Explore supported videos for early learners—hosted by some of your favorite librarians and storytime friends—and caregivers. See a few of our favorite recent videos below.

Request home delivery

Get library materials delivered: For Oak Park cardholders 60+, residents who have limited mobility, or families with children under the age of 5. Request Home Delivery »

Local & digital resources

Below find local organizations and resources from around the web.

Library resources

Local resources

State resources

  • The Arc of Illinois: Advocating with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, offering training, funds, and supports.
  • Disability Resources from the Illinois State Library: A list of Illinois and national organizations, state publications and forms, and more.
  • Equip for Equality: Protecting the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.
  • Illinois Starnet: Assistance, webinars, and support for early childhood education professionals and parents of young children with disabilities.
  • Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois: Sponsoring public hearings and other educational and outreach efforts; providing information to public officials, state agencies, and local organizations and individuals; and conducting studies, training, and research.

National resources

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: Not-for-profit statewide organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
  • National Council on Independent Living: Works to advance independent living and the rights of people with disabilities; longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities.
  • National Disability Rights Network: Works in Washington, DC on behalf of the Protection and Advocacy Systems and Client Assistance Programs, the nation’s largest providers of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities.

Digital resources from around the web