This free summer program kicks off Thursday, June 8, featuring an interactive booklet that includes 10 missions to be completed in 10 different park locations.
May 16, 2017
Join any or all of our "Take Action" events to help Build a Better World this summer. Then pick up a Parks Passport to "look, learn and explore--outside your front door!" More >
Starting June 1, anyone who checks out materials at an Oak Park Public Library location will no longer be charged overdue fines on those materials.
May 15, 2017
Starting June 1, anyone who checks out materials at an Oak Park Public Library location will no longer be charged overdue fines. This policy change is about access and equity: removing barriers to library services, creating a better overall library experience for more cardholders, and encouraging use and enjoyment of more materials without worry about fine accumulation. More >
May 8, 2017
Meet the library’s new Multicultural Learning Librarian, Naomi Priddy, who's working to build context into the library's Multicultural Collection, object by object: “As we add the stories behind each artifact, I want to get perspectives from communities in Oak Park that identify with these cultures. Representation is really important.” More >
May 8, 2017
Our kids’ summer reading program, "Build a Better World," kicks off Wednesday, June 7, and goes through August 22, the last day of summer vacation. Here, past Reading Olympics winners Natasha Cosgrove, Ellie McGillen, and Ella Sparks share the glories of summer reading, and why kids should read all summer long. More >
May 3, 2017
A team of two fifth graders from Beye Elementary School has won the Reading Olympics, whose final competition was held May 3 at the Oak Park Public Library. Now in its 18th year, Reading Olympics is a partner program with Oak Park and River Forest elementary schools, the Oak Park and River Forest public libraries, and several private schools. The competitions challenge fifth-grade teams to answer questions about books from a reading list. More >
May 1, 2017
At the Oak Park Public Library, we value community partnerships and fostering opportunities to share the skills, resources, and stories of the people who live and work in our village. This National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6, we're kicking off a project to share the unique stories of local small businesses, captured via visits from the library's Book Bike. More >