August 23, 2017
As a high school junior, Sydney Patterson won a $1,000 scholarship to pursue his passion for comics. Now a recent grad, he creates Big Syd Comics, featuring himself as a cartoon character placed in humorous situations. And he’s contributed his art to the cover of this fall's issue of The Storyline! More >
The Fall Storyline 2017 Cover
August 23, 2017
Check out the fall edition of The Storyline, the library's quarterly publication that connects readers with people, places, and possibilities. More >
August 21, 2017
In a collaboration between the library's Leading Edge youth development program and Greenline Wheels, Oak Park and River Forest High School students have been learning to assemble, maintain, and safely ride bicycles. At the end of the program, students earn their own bikes, along with a sense of pride and accomplishment. More >
August 21, 2017
As part of our Community Resources Team, the library's four Safety and Security Monitors work to connect patrons with the services they need, and to ensure a safe environment for all, as they make their rounds throughout the library. As one put it, "We want the library to be accessible for everyone whose goal is to use our resources.” More >
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 >