Now available: 7,000+ digital magazines & newspapers from around the world

Covers and front pages of Newsweek, Vogue, Variety, TIME, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, and The Guardian

Access much more global digital news and entertainment content with three new online resources! From anywhere at anytime, Oak Park cardholders can log in to read popular digital magazines such as TIME, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Chicago Magazine, and newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, and The Guardian, as well … Read more

When we’re closed, these warming centers are open

Close-up of snowflake

In an effort to proactively inform all about where to find shelter during severe weather, this information is now posted at all library front entrances and has been shared for posting with members of the Oak Park Homeless Coalition. As a reminder, the library is a defacto warming center, meaning we organically serve as one during library open hours … Read more

Replica Benin bronzes on display at Main Library

Sculptures on pedestals in front of bookshelves

Six replica Benin bronzes are now on display on the Main Library’s third floor, with three more coming soon. Part of the library’s Multicultural Collection, these replicas can spark important conversations about pre-colonial African culture and the repatriation of cultural heritage artifacts. The original Benin bronzes, from the Kingdom of Benin in what is now … Read more

Hoopla to require PIN beginning December 10

Hoopla on tablet being held over a table with winter greenery

As part of ongoing efforts to increase online security and data privacy, hoopla will begin to require all users to provide their library Personal Identification Number (PIN) to borrow and stream beginning Tuesday, December 10. During this upgrade, some hoopla content (more than 800,000 audiobooks, comics, ebooks, movies, music, and TV titles) may be affected … Read more

‘So excited to see their home languages’

Our summer reading program is open to all kids, wherever they live. And this past summer, we were able to better share it with kids who are new to the United States and still learning English. For the first time, we translated summer reading guides into multiple languages, including Albanian, Japanese, Polish, and Vietnamese. Librarian Genevieve … Read more

More Than a Model: Community members collaborate with us to share cultural heritage

In May, Oak Park residents Pem Hessing, Nicole Sumida, and Yoko Terretta organized a family celebration at the Main Library in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In addition to literary readings, fine art, food, and martial arts demonstrations, they celebrated notable Asian Americans and also challenged definitions of who is considered … Read more

November is Native American Heritage Month

Jingle Dancer book cover art

Each November, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans during National Native American Heritage Month. Learn more at nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov » Native reads for … Read more

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