August 18, 2017
“Over the past four years, we’ve become a very different kind of library. We’ve learned the only way we can be successful is if we are driven by what our community’s real aspirations are.” More >
August 16, 2017
“At some point, you want to be that person to know, to give back,” said Community Resources Specialist Stephen Jackson, who runs library program Leading Edge. “I want to add value. And I want these young people to feel they’re adding value to each other’s lives, to the world.” More >
August 16, 2017
Last March, as part of our strategy to rethink how we engage with all patrons, we hired a social worker. "Now there's a greater awareness of what's happening in people's lives [and] more options for how to handle situations ... before they start affecting other people using the library." More >
August 7, 2017
After the success of our first artist residency earlier this year with poet Luis Tubens, our second artist in residence joins the library in September—transdisciplinary artist and Oak Park native Jon Veal. More >
July 28, 2017
In August, kids can get inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright while playing MinecraftEdu with friends! Register now for a spot in the Main Library Idea Box program. More >
Feedback shared on an Oak Park's Book Bike visit.
July 26, 2017
Since going fine free on June 1, more than 1,000 Oak Park Public Library cardholders have re-engaged with us. Why does this matter to you? More >