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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.

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Discover the riches inside America’s libraries, museums & more digitally from home

The Oak Park Public Library is a member of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a fantastic resource that connects people to the riches ...
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Now enjoy 20 items a month on Hoopla

Instantly borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, and more, anywhere, anytime with Hoopla and your Oak Park library card and PIN. And just last week, ...
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Exploring your digital library

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 ...
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Virtual tutoring & academic support for all ages

Oak Park cardholders now have access to on-demand virtual learning with a new library resource called Brainfuse HelpNow. HelpNow offers real-time help in skill building ...
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Unlimited access to TumbleBooks through August

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 ...
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Building closure FAQs

Your digital library is always open. Find a giant list of everything, all in one place, and available from anywhere, anytime » We are here ...
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Creating calm for children in uncertain times

Reposted from Thrive Counseling Center and Senior Therapists Cicely Johnson, Kristen Keleher, and Angie Kauffmann As the world spins in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
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Talking with young kids about coronavirus

Things are changing so quickly. How do we engage with our young ones about everything that's going on? Here are a few resources to help ...
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