Money Smart Week®, April 5-12, is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Join us for one or all of these events, and find more area Money Smart Week programs.
  • LECTURE: How I Saved $5,000 A Year Using My Public Library, Saturday, April 5, 11 am, Main Library Veterans Room. “My library card is the most valuable card in my wallet,” says Laura Bruzas, who will share her tips for saving money with a library card. 
  • CLASS: Download Digital Music and Movies, Thursday, April 10, 7 pm, Main Library Veterans Room. Join Digital Services Librarian Gretchen Rings to learn how to stream and download free music, movies and more from anywhere with your Oak Park Public Library card and PIN number.
  • PARTICIPATORY EVENT: Craft Swap, Saturday, April 12, noon–2 pm, Main Library Lobby. Drop off unused crafts supplies from 1 to 3 pm Saturday, April 5, and 10 am to noon Friday, April 11. Then, come back for the swap on Saturday, April 12, and take home supplies new to you.

Discover more ways to save online

Find free resources to build your financial literacy. With your Oak Park Public Library card, you get access to subscription-based resources Morningstar, Standard & Poor’s, and Value Line that provide stock and mutual fund information. You can also access information in Consumer Health Complete and Consumer Reports. Have your card number and PIN to use financial and business online tools.

Estimate how much your library card saves you

Are you making the most use of the smartest card in your wallet? It's easy to put an estimated dollar amount on your annual library use. Enter a few quick details on the materials and services you use to see how it all adds up. Get started now >