It’s April 1: Celebrate National Poetry Month, read Harry Potter & complete the 2020 Census

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Today might be April Fool’s Day, but we’re not kidding when we say that there’s a lot going on this month! Checkout limits reset It’s the first of the month and that means that you have a fresh set of checkouts available (20 each!) on both Hoopla and Kanopy. Want even more? Download and stream … 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

HBO’s Westworld: Watched it? Read these!

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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

Introducing Books in Brief: 4 great digital title suggestions in about 2 minutes

Need some book recommendations but don’t have a lot of time? Your librarians are here to help! Introducing Books in Brief: A new video series featuring four great digital title recommendations in about two minutes. In the inaugural episode, Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton suggests four of her favorite titles for virtual book discussions. Digital … Read more

What’s new on Hoopla: Bonus borrows & recently added titles

Take Time for You Hoopla Bonus Borrows: Book covers for Make Yourself Cozy, Gratitude Daily, Becoming Mom Strong

Introducing Hoopla Bonus Borrows, featuring more than one thousand titles you can download and stream without using your monthly borrows! In addition to the temporary increase of 20 checkouts a month, you can access these bonus titles through April 30. If you haven’t yet, you need to add your PIN to your Hoopla account. Here’s how … Read more

What to listen to next: Try these digital audiobooks

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By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Sheltering in place got you feeling a little cooped up? Open the window, turn up the volume, and let your imagination roam with these audiobooks. Happy reading, Oak Park! You can find all of the title suggestions below available in your digital library through either: Media on Demand & Libby … Read more

Exploring your digital library

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While our three library buildings are closed, your library is working remotely to answer your questions and expand digital collections and services. Don’t have a library card yet? We’ve also just added a way for Oak Park residents to get digital-only access remotely. We’re keeping new Title Suggestion Lists, Built by Oak Park Librarians fresh … Read more

Unlimited access to TumbleBooks through August

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Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device with TumbleBooks, through August 31. You don’t have to check anything out, place any holds, or take up space on your device with bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Oak Park Public Library cardholders currently have access to the TumbleBookLibrary for … Read more

Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’: Watched it? Read these through your digital library

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By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph This week, Hulu released the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Whether you’re like me and want to read the book first or you want more domestic drama between episodes, we’ve got you covered! You can find all of the title … Read more

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