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.
Now the Idea Box is changing again! Inside you’ll find programming intended to engage and educate community members. See all upcoming events »
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 »