All of our locations are tied together thematically by the use of quotations in the buildings. The Dole Branch quotations are from Oak Park authors.
Quotations are located on the ceiling beams of the library.
Viewed from north to south:
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet."
Frank Lloyd Wright
"I would forever fight to keep hope alive."
Percy Julian, from Response
"There is no friend as loyal as a book."
"It is books that are a key to the wide world."
Jane Hamilton, from The Book of Ruth
Viewed from south to north:
"Love your neighbor, let him love you back a little."
Carol Shields, from The Republic of Love
"From stories, we can all learn something to enrich our lives."
Harriette Gillem Robinet, from If You Please, President Lincoln
"And so he learned to read … with the help of the great dictionary."
Edgar Rice Burroughs, from Tarzan of the Apes
"On my block every house is a library."
Charles Simic, from Classic Ballroom Dances