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Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Kids love learning big words

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Miss Jenny and I have been sharing a lot of words this week—big ones like "disappointed" and fancy ones like ...
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Our plan to reintroduce services, reopen buildings

Navigating COVID-19 together As we share information about COVID-19, here's information about how your public library is continuing to serve you during this pandemic. Questions? ...
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Coronavirus and your public library

Our plan » Digital library » Instant access » COVID-19 testing sites near Oak Park Here is a list of COVID-19 testing sites located within ...
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Let’s work together to keep each other safe

To help continue to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are now in Service Level 2. See what you can do during Service Level 2 ...
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We suggest: New(ish) romance titles

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton It's time to give some under-the-radar romances all the love! Celebrate the end of Romance Awareness Month with these ...
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Titles to help you prioritize self-care

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Did you know that September is self-care month? No? Neither did we, but what a time to find out! Self-care ...
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Holds on Second Floor

Self-service holds pickup & checkout is back!

Above photo: You can now pick up your items on the Main Library's second floor and check them out using self-checkout stations. Checkout is not ...
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Miss Shelley with Mickey Mouse

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Share sounds

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris The grasshopper chirpeth, the lamb bleateth, the owl hooteth. Animal sounds are found in so many books and songs for ...
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