February 15, 2015
Engaging with you, learning together, and being great stewards of library resources means we’re always listening and adapting what we do and how we do it to meet your evolving needs. More >
February 2, 2015
Oak Park Public Library cardholders have gained access to 17,000 more digital titles through eRead Illinois, a collaborative initiative expanding ebook and audiobook services throughout the state. More >
February 2, 2015
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 4, mobile Internet access is a new service Oak Park Public Library cardholders 12 years and older can borrow with their library cards. Under the library's new "LiFi" (library WiFI) program, 10 CLEAR Spot Voyager mobile hotspots will be available at Main Library, Dole Branch, and Maze Branch. More >
January 23, 2015
This February, the library will host 14 unique opportunities in the Main Library Idea Box to gather Oak Park's insights and answers to the question: what kind of community do you want? Please join us in the Main Library Idea Box to engage with your neighbors in a Harwood Community Conversation, led by formally trained library staff. More >
January 22, 2015
Civil War 150 is a lively series this February and March of films, author events, dramatic interpretations, and more that will mark the 150th anniversary of the end of America’s Civil War. The series was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Library of America. It is a collaboration between the library and the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. More >
January 17, 2015
Join us at your library for fun, educational programs, seminars, classes, and more this February and March. More >
January 8, 2015
The Oak Park Public Library will be able to offer unprecedented access to rare Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and library archives thanks to a grant from the Illinois Secretary of State to digitize Illinois history. These items will be included in the Illinois Digital Archives, which is open to everyone. More >
January 6, 2015
The Oak Park Public Library has the resources you need to get ready. More >
January 6, 2015
Oak Park Creates is a new opportunity for you as an Oak Park Public Library card holder to share your published work -- your book, your movie, your music -- and have it become an item in a unique and growing “local creators” collection. More >
January 5, 2015
Library staff focus on transforming tension into moments of compassion, and relationship building. More >
January 5, 2015
Please keep talking, we are listening, and want to know what kind of community do you want to live in, why is that important to you, how is that different from how you see things now, and what are some of the things that need to happen to create that kind of change? More >
December 31, 2014
All library buildings will close early (at 5 pm) today, Wednesday, Dec. 31, and will be closed all day tomorrow, Jan. 1. More >
December 8, 2014
Looking for recommendations? Browse our staff picks for 2014, and see what's hot this holiday season, your most requested titles. More >
December 5, 2014
All library buildings are closed on Friday, Dec. 5, for Staff Day. It's the one day a year when we all get together to grow and to learn how to best connect in the coming year, with you individually and with our community overall! More >
November 21, 2014
Read Executive Director David Seleb's take on emerging themes from recent Community Conversations. More >