“A Walk in Hemingway’s Oak Park” is a new public Idea Box installation that will recreate three iconic buildings related to Ernest’s Oak Park years.
April 11, 2016
Through three library-led initiatives stemming from the "Hacking Hemingway: Cracking the Code to the Vault" grant—a social media campaign, digital learning with middle schoolers, and a new Idea Box installation—we're supporting the digital collection for the world that details Ernest's childhood in Oak Park. More >
Leigh Tarullo, the library's new Curator for Special Collections
March 9, 2016
With a new full-time Curator for Special Collections, the library is now devoting even more resources to preserving and providing access to Oak Park history. More >
Librarians Stefanie Sikich and Eric Pasteur
March 4, 2016
Librarians today are deepening their knowledge of subjects, collections, and customers' wants. With a software tool called collectionHQ, the library can evaluate how well its collections meet Oak Park's community needs. More >
The Storyline, Spring edition
February 25, 2016
Check out the Spring edition of The Storyline, the library's quarterly publication that connects readers with people, places, and possibilities. Stop in at any library location to pick up your printed copy and read it online now. More >
February 25, 2016
Library visitors can now reserve their own Main Library study room space from anywhere, anytime using a new browser-based software system that offers patrons greater scheduling flexibility, reduced scheduling wait times, and modern digital conveniences including optional text reminders. More >
Baby portrait of Ernest and Marcelline Hemingway
February 19, 2016
The first 84 of at least 300 digitized Hemingway family artifacts are now online in the Illinois Digital Archives, through a collaboration with The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and a grant from the Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White. More >