Way to go, summer readers!

  • Thank you to the more than 3,300 participants in 2017's summer reading program, Build a Better World. The 12-week program was open to all kids from birth through rising ninth graders with no Oak Park residency required. 
  • Thanks too, to everyone who took time to learn more about their community through the Parks Passport Program >
  • Sad it's all done? Listen to this summer-reading related podcast recorded with Buttons & Figs (Podcast #18) "Jokes at the Library" >

The glories of summer reading

"We love reading because it brings us into a place where we can escape from our insecurities and laugh, cry, and smile with the characters we will learn to love. Every book is a doorway to a new world, which can sometimes even make us happier than we are. When you are feeling unhappy, melancholy, disappointed, or bored, take a break from everything and just read a book. It’ll help, we promise." More about the glories of summer reading >

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