Who we are

We are engagers, turning and focusing outward toward our community. We are learners: listening to what our community tells us and acting intentionally 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. Meet our staff >

Why we exist

Our vision is to empower every voice in our community. Learn more about library history >

What we do

Our mission is to share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park's aspirations. Read the library's strategic priorities and objectives >

Your community apirations

Our community tells us its aspirations are literacy, education, diversity, inclusion, equity, health, safety, and affordability. Learn more about how your library turns outward >

Our public library values

Learn more about our professional commitments to: