Claim your prizes through July 29

Read for the Win, our summer reading program tailored for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, grade schoolers, and middle schoolers is coming to a close. Be sure to stop in and claim prizes by July 29.

Please tell us about your experience

How did it go? What did we get right? What can we do differently to make summer reading the best possible experience for everyone? Tell us now, take the survey.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 4:00pm
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 10:30am
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 10:30am
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:00am

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.

Teachers

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.

Computers

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