What is the Idea Box?
Located just inside the Main Library entrance, the Idea Box is a dedicated 19-by-13-foot space that provides participatory community experiences. Visitors are encouraged to learn through experimentation and play.
Current exhibit: Libraries Are for Everyone & Where in the world has reading taken you?
We adapted graphics from iconic “Libraries are for everyone” posters, available in over 80 languages (see hafuboti.com). Each square represents the intersection of library strengths and community aspirations, where we believe we can have the deepest impact.
- Choose a coloring page
- Color and return it in the Idea Box or color it anywhere and share on the library’s social media pages @OakParkLibrary
- Use BLUE to mark where a character you love travels to or lives.
- Use YELLOW to mark a destination you’ve read about and want to visit someday.
- Use RED to mark a location (outside of Oak Park) where you’ve read a book.
- Mothers and Others for Peace Back to our Roots exhibit exploring the history and commitment of women working for peace.
- What kind of community do you want to live in? Tell us now »
- Youth Art Month featured a unique selection of colorful creations by artists from Oak Park Elementary School District 97 »
- #ColorOurCollections, a national celebration held each February to share access to historic digital collections. Explore Special Collections »
- For a closer look, see photos of previous Idea Box installations on Flickr »