What is the Idea Box?
Located just inside the Main Library entrance, the Idea Box is a dedicated 19-by-13-foot space that is always changing. In recent years, the space has been home to collaborative community installations, library-led initiatives, and more … all designed to connect our community and inspire learning.
Previous installations, participatory experiences
- What grows out of restorative justice? You shared your thoughts on our community tree! Learn more about restorative justice (pdf) »
- Libraries Are for Everyone & Where in the world has reading taken you? exhibit featuring iconic “Libraries are for everyone” graphics and a chance to share your adventures in reading.
- Mothers and Others for Peace Back to our Roots exhibit exploring the history and commitment of women working for peace.
- What kind of community do you want to live in? Tell us now »
- Youth Art Month featured a unique selection of colorful creations by artists from Oak Park Elementary School District 97 »
- #ColorOurCollections, a national celebration held each February to share access to historic digital collections. Explore Special Collections »