Kids' summer reading begins June 1 

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. Join in the fun at any of our three library buildings starting Wednesday, June 1 through Friday, July 29. Through books, songs, stories, and lots of play, we’ll tackle challenges, build skills, and run toward opportunities for discovery. 


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:00am
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:30am
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:30am
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 11:00am
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 3:00pm

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!