November 17, 2017
Winter is often a season of reflection, resolution, and renewal. In that spirit, we’re reflecting in our winter issue of The Storyline on all the ways we’ve worked to carry out our library’s mission and vision in 2017, and looking forward to what we can accomplish together in 2018. Check it out! More >
Mobile Hotspot
November 13, 2017
By December 1, 40 new Sprint 4G mobile hotspots will be available for checkout at all Oak Park Public Library locations. More >
Improvements in Progress
November 9, 2017
From Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 8, to ensure the safety of our youngest visitors, the Main Library Children's Services space will be closed to the public as we complete ceiling work for major upgrades to our automated materials handling system. Also, Maze Branch will be closed Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14. More >
November 1, 2017
October's Youth Social Justice Conference, planned by library staff and youth coordinators, was “an amazing experience” that drew a multigenerational crowd of more than 70 adults and teens to confront challenges that marginalized populations face daily, said Middle School Services Librarian Jose Cruz. “We hope it reignited young people's desire to get involved.” More >
100% College and Career Ready
October 24, 2017
"Beginning as a grassroots campaign to empower our community to prepare our youth to be 100% college and career ready, we have spent months working with a dedicated team from Triton, the library, and the community to build the capacity for this initiative." More >
Wiley's "Easter Realness #2"
October 23, 2017
New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley was hand-picked by the 44th President of the United States to paint Barack Obama's official presidential portrait for the Smithsonian. For an in-person look at the artist's earlier work, all are encouraged to visit the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. More >