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Why do we exist? To empower every voice in our community. What do we do? We share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations. Read news announcements and stories of library impact below.

Coming in October: Restorative practices to strengthen families, schools, and communities

Join us for the three-day Restorative Community Practices: Building Stronger Families, Schools, and Communities conference at the Main Library this October 4-6. Expanding on last ...
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SWAN app on phone on stack of books

New library app now available

Putting the library in your pocket and having 24/7 mobile access just got easier! SWAN, a consortium of 97 libraries mostly in Chicago's western suburbs, ...
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Book covers for How To Be Safe by Tom McAllister, The Power by Naomi Alderman, Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya, The Book of M by Peng Shepherd, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed, Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

What’s trending, what we suggest for August

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! Check out our top picks for August: If ...
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Building community: Hear from a range of voices at the One Book finale

Panelists clockwise from top left: Jeremy Andrykowski, the library's Director of Operations; Linda Francis, Director of Success of All Youth; Antonio Martinez Jr., President and ...
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Kid listening to headphones

Reading with your ears

Does your child prefer listening to stories rather than reading books? Why not try digital audiobooks? "I always emphasize to parents that audiobooks are NOT ...
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One Book, One Oak Park

Oak Park’s summer-long series centered around one great read. Join us to discuss this year’s title selection, Eric Klinenberg’s Palaces for the People »

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