Working together for a stronger community

Find examples here of how the library works with local agencies for a stronger community. Have a question or idea about how the library can work with your local organization? Contact a librarian of practice now >

Collaboration for Early Childhood

  • Baby can't wait. "The partnership between the Collaboration and the library is a great example of how we coordinate and leverage our resources."
  • Help strengthen your child's 'mind muscle'. Local families want more resources and support for managing kids’ behavior, addressing children’s social-emotional needs, and helping new parents discover local connections.
Collaboration for Early Childhood

E-Team

  • Leading change by removing barriers. "This partnership shows how the neutral space of the library can eliminate the borders between schools, businesses, and the community to provide resources to students and families."
E-Team

Oak Park Elementary School District 97

Oak Park Elementary School District 97

Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce

Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce

Oak Park Township

Oak Park Township Youth Services

Park District of Oak Park

  • Look, learn and explore—outside your front door! In an effort to get kids ages 5-13 to stay active and explore their parks and community, the library is distributing Parks Passports, a free summer program featuring an interactive booklet that includes 10 missions to be completed in 10 different park locations.
Park District of Oak Park

Success of All Youth

  • Let's empower all youth to succeed. "We seek to be a community that meets the diverse developmental needs of all of our kids. This is no easy feat, and we don’t have all of the answers just yet, but we are learning how to coordinate and align our priorities, efforts, and resources."
Success for All Youth

Triton College

  • Tap into career resources. "We’ve helped residents find new, meaningful career paths, develop better resumes, prepare for interviews, and a land a job."
Triton College

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