Coronavirus and your library

COVID-19

At this time, all three buildings remain closed until Monday, May 4. That could change. Your digital library is always open, with patron support available. For continued updates, visit this page (oppl.org/covid19) and the Village of Oak Park (oak-park.us/covid19). Latest news Gov. JB Pritzker extends ‘shelter in place’ order for Illinois until May 4. From the … Read more

Building closure FAQs

Patron on device

We are here for you, and we are in this together As we respond to the latest information and guidelines from local and national officials around the COVID-19 virus, we want to make sure you have the latest information about your library, too. Since updates and best practices are ever-evolving, please visit oppl.org/covid19 and the library’s social … Read more

Updated with results: Let’s pick the best, together!

Book Madness Winner

And the Book Madness winner is… We went from 16 titles to 1 clear winner, and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Becoming takes the prize! Thanks to everyone who voted online these last two weeks; more than 450 votes were cast. Percentage breakdowns by rounds and individual pairings are available below. Funny to see how some contests … Read more

Neighborhood window walks: Safe, physically distanced family fun

Toys in the Main Library window

We’ve been watching, listening to, and celebrating our community’s efforts to safely socially connect while properly physically distancing. Local grassroots efforts and others we’ve seen include: Singing from our porches and balconies » Clapping in unison to celebrate the commitment of all our first responders » Family-friendly neighborhood walks, when a block or community’s residents … Read more

HBO’s Westworld: Watched it? Read these!

Gray toy robot

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Westworld is back!  In the third season of HBO’s futuristic drama (starring Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, and Jeffrey Wright), main character Dolores has taken the train from the Westworld park into the real world, determined to destroy humanity. Whether you’ve been along for the ride since season … Read more

Found online for adults & teens: Entertainment & fun

Couple with remote

As your public library, we love to share! Here’s a roundup of free entertainment resources for adults and teens that we’ve been collecting. Have something to share? Please do! Email communications@oppl.org. New! Arts Arts for Illinois: “This new online platform features talented artists—performers, singers, poets, painters, writers, and many more from across Illinois—who have made … Read more

Stay current on news and new arrivals.