Kids' summer reading begins June 1
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.
- See the storytimes class schedule for all library locations.
- Join Early Bird Readers for texted early learning tips sent straight to your phone.
- Find new titles and recommended reading lists by grade.
- Access Homework Help, online tools accessible from anywhere, anytime.
- Learn more about us and how we work with you.
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.
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.
Reserve the Homework Hub and use our online research tools
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!