Kids: Let's 'Read for the Win' June 1-July 29

Get your brain and body moving with the library’s sports-themed summer learning adventure, “Read for the Win.”
This summer reading program is tailored for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, grade schoolers, and middle schoolers. No tryouts needed—we want all kids on our team, from babies through kids entering ninth grade this fall.
Through books, songs, stories, and lots of play, we’ll tackle challenges, build skills, and run toward opportunities for discovery.
Looking for ideas on what to read next? Check out our recommended reading lists by age and grade.

Parents: Have a child age 5 or under?

Share your experiences, from expecting a newborn, having a toddler, through parenting a child through kindergarten.

We need your input on the parenting resources you would like to see and the activities you would like to participate in.

Take the parent/guardian survey

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:30am
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:30am
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:30am
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:30am

Discovery Kits

Ever wanted to learn how to weave, or learn French, or practice writing your first novel? Maybe you want to learn about the stars or practice your own computer programming with Raspberry Pi? Discovery Kits offer activities in art and music, language arts, life science, math and engineering, physical science, and technology. Don’t forget to record your experiences in the mini journals included in each kit.

Playaway Audiobooks

Have you and your child listened to a story as a Playaway audiobook? These all-in-one players come preloaded with kids' digital books in high-definition sound—you just supply the headphones and a AAA battery. Playaway audiobooks are easy to use and offer educational benefits including increased reading comprehension, retention, vocabulary skills, phonemic awareness, and fluency.


Tours, storytimes and group visits may be scheduled for school classes, scout groups, daycares, and parent groups. To schedule a visit, please call 708.452.3420 at least two weeks in advance.

Homework Help

Reserve the Homework Hub and use our online research tools

Borrowing & Cards

Any Oak Park resident of any age can get a library card! Applying for a baby, toddler, preschooler, child, tween or teen? Visit the library together.


The Children's Room has computers and iPads loaded with super special games and apps just for kids!