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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.

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Virtual learning for early learners: Take a music & movement break

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Music is a valuable way for kids to learn! Songs can help kids hear how words are made, listen better ...
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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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SWAN beta test catalog

Help SWAN beta test a potential new catalog

As an Oak Park library cardholder, you have access to more than 10 million items from 100+ area libraries through the SWAN catalog. It’s this ...
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Women's History Month

Honoring Women’s History Month with books, resources & more

Held yearly in March, Women's History Month celebrates women’s contributions to history, culture, and society in the U.S. On this page, you can: Find suggested ...
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Voting booth

Virtual candidate forums to be co-hosted with the League of Women Voters

The next Consolidated Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 6. Let the Oak Park-River Forest League of Women Voters help you do your voting homework on ...
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We suggest: New(ish) nonfiction titles

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Looking for some nonfiction reading suggestions? Discover these recently released under-the-radar gems just waiting for you! Recently new nonfiction ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Engineer some fun this winter!

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Engineering sounds like a big and overwhelming topic, especially for caregivers that aren’t as familiar or comfortable with science. But ...
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COVID-19: Our approach to put people & safety first

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