On June 1, we go fine free

Fine Free

Starting June 1, anyone who checks out materials at an Oak Park Public Library location will no longer be charged overdue fines on those materials. “Every single mom of young children I know is jumping for joy,” said Gwen Walski, an Oak Park mother of three. “I love the library, and my whole family gets so … Read more

Manager for Community Resources hired

Rob Simmons, Director of Social Services and Safety

Robert A. Simmons has accepted the library’s new full-time position of Manager for Community Resources. His first day in this new library role will be Monday, March 7. Joining a handful of public libraries in cities (including Denver, San Francisco, and Washington, DC) with similar social services-based positions, the library created the new role in late 2015. Primary responsibilities will include working … Read more

Hot Picks are here

Easy to find and borrow new and popular items You want shorter wait times and more availability of new and popular titles. So, we now offer Hot Picks, additional copies of new and popular fiction, nonfiction, and movies, available “only in the library.” Hot Picks have a large red dot on the spine, cannot be … Read more

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