Who We Are
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Engagement. Learning. Stewardship.
These strategic initiatives come directly from Community Conversations with you, the Oak Park community, and the people who work with you every day, our library staff. They reflect shared values including collaboration, compassion, knowledge, opportunity, accountability, sustainability and transparency, which inform and guide our transformative work. Our commitment to engagement, learning and stewardship means we are listening, learning and growing with our community by:
- Building community partnerships, especially with other agencies serving Oak Park.
- Renewing our own commitment to learning for better library experiences.
- Preserving community history and improving access to it.
- Acting upon the community’s demand for financial and environmental responsibility.
Review the library's strategic action plan.
Read our mission, vision, annual report and budget.
See a list of organizations we often team with to pursue transformational change.
Learn how we're creating welcoming environments.
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We are engagers: turning and focusing outward toward our community. We are learners: listening to what our community tells us and acting purposefully to achieve our objectives. We are stewards: defending our shared values, using vital resources responsibly, and working collaboratively with our partners to prepare for the future.