While the buildings are closed, your public library is here for you! Connect with your favorite librarians, explore your digital library, and so much more. We are updating this page daily, so check back often!
Connect with your favorite librarians
Check out the latest videos for kids, hosted by some of your favorite librarians and storytime friends! Tune in weekdays at 10 am for more fun with Miss Shelley, Miss Jenny, Miss Beronica, Miss Eileen, Mr. Jose, Miss Carrie, Miss Kelly, Mr. Dean and more.
Ruthie’s camel song
Friends! There is a song ALL ABOUT RUTHIE. Can you count and sing with her and Miss Jenny?
Little Mousy Brown
Who is going to help Little Mousy Brown get down? And who is helping Mr. Jose sing this song?
Hands up high
Miss Beronica feels like being SILLY today. What animal does she turn you into?
Miss Shelley’s Farm
Miss Shelley doesn’t have puppets for songs when she’s at home, but she does have fun things to live on her imaginary farm! Who lives on your farm? What do they say? Beep beep boop!
Ruthie is anxious
Ruthie felt anxious when she heard that we were sheltering in place all of May, and things were going to be different this summer, too. She thinks her friends watching might feel the same way, so she and Miss Jenny show a few of the things they did to help themselves feel better.
- Teddy bear fun »
- Describing words »
- Jugando y Contando »
- Counting rhymes »
- Let’s retell our favorite books »
- Who lives in the red box »
Health & social-emotional learning
- If You’re Worried and You Know It »
- Five hugs »
- Yoga stories »
- Too many emotions »
- Ruthie’s playdate »
- There’s something in the park »
- Who wears masks? »
- Hot chocolate breathing »
- When routines don’t feel right »
- Miss Jenny & Ruthie receive a special message »
- Share your fun »
- Ruthie’s daily check-in »
- Miss Jenny and Ruthie the Camel talk teeth and fear »
Music, art & movement
- Wake up! »
- Rainbow songs »
- Bread & butter »
- Five little raindrops »
- Grey squirrel »
- When animals get up in the morning »
- Penguin dance »
- Go bananas »
- Blastoff! »
- Supported art »
- Row Your Boat »
- Write a haiku with Mr. Luis »
- Two Little Bluebirds »
- Keep Moving: A film by L. Horkavy »
- ‘Open Shut Them’ »
- Sticky bubblegum »
- Bugaloo dance »
- Zoom Zoom Zoom (en español) »
- Have fun with the ABCs »
- BINGO with guest star Bingo »
- Miss Jenny, Mr. Matt, and Ruthie go for a walk »
- Taking a walk with Ruthie »
- Snacks with Sluggy »
- Playtime with Professor Slughorn »
- A minute (or so) of zen with Professor Slughorn »
- A day in the life of Professor Slughorn »
- Where’s Bear? »
- Spring sensory fun »
- Bones kit »
- Nature hunt »
- DIY sensory activities for babies and toddlers »
- A note from Miss Shelley & a silly day with Ruthie »
Virtual learning day
Turn any day into a virtual learning day with these fun, educational remote learning resources for kids. Log in with your Oak Park library card and PIN. New! Need a card? Get a digital-only account »
History comes to life
African-American History Online: Covering five centuries, log in for a fresh way to find the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.
American Indian History: Fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.
Traveling the world, exploring new cultures
Kanopy Kids: Stream movies and TV shows just for kids, with integrated Common Sense Media ratings.
MUZZY: Colorful, interactive language learning site great for kids ages 5-9 includes guided visual exploration of Spanish, French, Italian, Korean(RR), Chinese Pinyin, German, as well as British and American English. Created by the BBC.
World Book for Kids: Easy-to-read stories with engaging images, illustrations, interactive games, and activities, for kids ages 3-11.
Full STEAM ahead
ScienceFlix: Explores science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features, and more for elementary and middle school students.
More storytimes on the go
Early Bird Readers: Based on the Very Ready Reading Program used in all library storytime classes, this digital early learning program supports parents, caregivers, and teachers. Each week, a children’s librarian will text a tip or activity to share with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, with additional activity videos sent monthly.
TumbleBookLibrary: Collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love, for primary school students.
Beginning new adventures, reading along
Adventure begins with ebooks and audiobooks: From nursery rhymes and classic tales to robots and pirates, young readers can explore fun books for all ages in a special reading section just for kids in the Libby app. Start your next adventure »
Read along on Hoopla: Young readers can follow along as text, pictures, and sound come to life in ebooks featuring their favorite characters—Pete the Cat, Doc McStuffins, beloved Disney and Marvel characters, and more. Audio tracks are synchronized with the read-along ebook pages to support and empower young readers. Start reading »
Virtual tutoring & academic support
Brainfuse HelpNow: Get real-time help in skill building, test preparation, writing, foreign languages, and more. Learners of all ages can connect directly online with live, vetted tutors every day from 2-11 pm. Get academic support now »