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Frances Kraft, Rising Readers

Leading change by removing barriers

By Frances Kraft As parents, teachers, and family members, we hope to foster in our children a love of reading from the earliest age. We encourage them ...
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/ Kids
Fine Free

On June 1, we go 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 ...
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/ Announcements, Impact
Naomi Priddy

We are global learners and citizens

How do you start to have conversations about an object? It’s something the library’s new Multicultural Learning Librarian, Naomi Priddy, has been reflecting on as ...
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/ Multicultural
Book Bike outside Kinslahger Brewing Company

Book Bike delivers small-business stories

Ride along with the Book Bike as we share the unique #OakParkStories of small businesses, starting this National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6. The ...
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Trina Wade selecting books

Landing the job

Last year, Trina Wade, a mother of four, was working part-time at a major financial institution, studying full-time toward a business degree, and hunting for ...
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