What kind of community do you want to live in?

The library follows a Harwood Community Conversation engagement model. Since 2014, we've been asking, "What kind of community do you want to live in?" And you've told us: one that values literacy and education; diversity, inclusion, and equity; and health, safety, and affordability.

Putting aspirations into action

While the public knowledge we gain from these conversations drives all of our work, here are specific examples:

These changes reflect the kind of open and welcoming relationship we want to have with our community, and they support our vision and mission: to empower every voice in our community and to share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park's aspirations. 

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