Get free Ravinia tickets at A Day in Our Village

Ravinia

Love free live music and the great outdoors? We’ve got good news for you! Highland Park-based Ravinia Festival has once again generously offered Oak Park Public Library cardholders a selection of free tickets to summer concerts. Through Ravinia’s Words & Music outreach program, specific dates are available for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerts and Martin Theater Concerts. Tickets are … Read more

Dole Branch closed June 22–July 8 for repairs & improvements

Dole Learning Center

With a collaborative spirit, the ownership of the Dole Learning Center was recently transferred from the Village of Oak Park to the Park District of Oak Park. The Dole Branch Library will continue operations in Dole Learning Center, and the Park District looks forward to offering new senior programs in the building. To prepare, the … Read more

Board welcomes new trustees, celebrates accomplishments of outgoing trustees

Virginia Bloom-Scheirer and Colleen Burns Swearing In

At its May 21 meeting, the Board of Library Trustees welcomed two new trustees: Virginia Bloom-Scheirer (left); and Colleen Burns (right), both sworn in to their elected official positions by Village Clerk Vicki Scaman (also pictured above in both photos). The Board also recognizes two outgoing trustees, Janet Kelenson and Carmenza Millan. Read the approved resolutions … Read more

Request for proposals, instructions, and specifications for an Oak Park Public Library community needs assessment survey

Date Issued: April 9, 2019Proposals Due: May 6, 2019 The Oak Park Public Library will receive proposals for the administration of a Community Needs Assessment survey. Proposals will be accepted via email or at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 until 4:00 pm local time on May 6, 2019. … Read more

Celebrating National Library Workers Day: Meet our library stars

Stellar Library Workers

Know a stellar library worker? We know plenty! In 2003, an American Library Association resolution was proposed to formally recognize the hard work, dedication, and expertise of library support staff and librarians each year on the Tuesday of National Library Week, now officially designated National Library Workers Day. Our Oak Park staff showcased here represent … Read more

The pursuit of hope

The following piece by Executive Director David J. Seleb was originally published as a letter to the editor in the March 13 edition of the Wednesday Journal, and has been lightly edited for our website. How do we bring people together when it feels like our society is breaking apart? That is one of the … Read more

Celebrating 25 years

Jim Madigan

How do you say farewell after 25 years of service? With gratitude, lots of hugs, and a few tears. On Sunday, friends, family members, former and current staff and board members, and Oak Parkers joined together for a party in celebration of Deputy Director Jim Madigan’s retirement, which included heartfelt speeches from Library Executive Director … Read more

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