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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.

‘Not connecting isn’t an option’: Library staff continue to serve community during crisis

We are living in uncertain times with a lot of fear and suffering. As library employees, we recognize this reality for ourselves, our households, our ...
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How to Library video series: How to use Lynda.com

Need help getting started with your digital library? We’ve got a video series for that! Check out our new “How to Library” videos, created to help ...
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Teens on Smart Phones

Teens invited to share their voice on managing stress and anxiety, creating new app

The library is partnering with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs), on a project to design new smartphone apps ...
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Four ways to celebrate Earth Day (April 22)

Happy 50th anniversary, Earth Day! Held every year on April 22, this year's theme is climate action. Looking for easy, fun, and meaningful ways to ...
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Explore your creativity with Creativebug

Interested in learning how to do something new? How about trying a new hobby or craft? Creativebug offers fun, easy-to-follow video classes on baking, painting, ...
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How to Library video series: How to use Hoopla

Need help getting started with your digital library? We've got a new video series for that! Check out the first video in a new series ...
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‘The Mirror & the Light’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph I love how much our community uses the library. Sometimes that means waiting for the hottest titles. Don’t fret! ...
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Harry Potter book shown in the Libby app

New titles this week on Media on Demand & Libby

Don't miss these new books available on the Media on Demand website and Libby app! Check out these titles for readers across genres for adults, ...
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