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

Garden with us at Maze Branch starting in April

Adults and kids gardening at Maze Branch

On Monday, April 22, join us as we dig in for the first full season of the Maze Branch Sensory Garden. Launched last fall with local families who have kids with disabilities, the garden is completely accessible and offers programs through summer and fall. “We have a wide range of supports so anyone can come … 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

Share your voice and ideas at the Youth Social Justice Conference

We keep showing up for America. When will America show up for us? Sam Kirk mixed media on canvas

Challenging young people to challenge themselves. Educating our students outside the box. Helping them develop their own compass to navigate their way through the world. That’s what the Youth Social Justice Conference at the Main Library on Saturday, March 16, 10 am-3pm, is all about. A day of learning, exchanging ideas, growth All are invited … Read more

Library to close at 6 pm Tuesday, all day Wednesday

Weather Forecast

Due to the National Weather Service’s forecast and wind chill watch—in effect from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning—all library buildings will close at 6 pm Tuesday and will remain closed all day Wednesday, January 30. The library expects to open for regular hours on Thursday, January 31. For updates, check oppl.org, and the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages. According to … Read more

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