One of the nation's best libraries is in Oak Park
In November 2012, we received the highly coveted 5-Star rating in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service . We also were ranked first in Illinois within our budget category. The 5-Star distinction was measured by service output for all Oak Park Public Library locations in four areas: circulation of collection materials, number of visits, program attendance, and Internet use. See the data behind the rating, a complete list of 2012 star libraries and review frequently asked questions .
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