Free mental health assessments available

Free-Mental-Health-Assessments

The library, in partnership with Rush University Medical Center is offering free mental health assessments (through prescheduled appointments) for children and adults on Wednesdays from 9:30 am-1:30 pm at the Main Library. A Rush psychologist will conduct the onsite assessment. To learn more about these free assessments and to schedule an appointment, please contact Rob … Read more

Inclusion is a driving force behind my library work

Shelley Harris with Adapted Boardmaker book

By Shelley Harris October brings us the sights, smells, sounds, tastes and textures of fall, and has been chosen to highlight awareness of many disability communities. It’s a time to call for acceptance of and advocacy for people who process the world in diverse ways, including those who use communication aids to speak, have Down … Read more

Thanks for sharing all the great ways you use your library card

10 great ways

All September long, also #LibraryCardSignUp Month, Oak Parkers shared with us their favorites ways to use their cards. Many ways mentioned the joy of finding new releases, borrowing books to feed curiosities, and checking out titles that provide “the ability to be transported by compelling information and stories.” Here are 10 more unique ways that … Read more

You—and public libraries across the country—are facing a different type of censorship

Visit eBooksForAll.org to sign the petition

“Banned Books Week, being celebrated this year from September 22-28, usually is about challenging outright censorship,” wrote Kent Oliver, director of the Nashville Public Library, for a recent opinion piece published in his hometown newspaper. Now, “publisher Macmillan’s new e-book embargo must be challenged too.” We couldn’t agree more, Kent! Ebook embargo limits what libraries … Read more

Nursing pod now open at the Main Library

Mamava Nursing Pod open

Caregivers looking for spaces to breastfeed, pump, or bottle feed now have another option at the Main Library. Our newly installed and ADA-compliant Mamava lactation suite is now open in the Children’s Services Area for first-come, first-served use. “We are so excited to be able to offer this amenity,” says Jennifer Norborg, Manager of Children’s … Read more

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

Subscribe to newsletters

Get news on events, new arrivals, and more.