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Main Library entrance

Our plan to reintroduce services, reopen buildings

We are in this together As we share information about COVID-19, here's information about how your public library is continuing to serve you during this ...
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COVID-19

Coronavirus and your public library

Our plan to reopen » Digital library » Instant access » COVID-19 testing sites near Oak Park Here is a list of COVID-19 testing sites ...
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Six weeks into summer reading: ‘Kids are blowing us away’

Our prize fairies have been busy delivering summer reading beads all over Oak Park! We've already given out more than 11,000 beads and plan to ...
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Book covers: Red, White & Royal Blue, The Bride Test, Something to Talk About, Royal Holiday, Love Her or Lose Her, Girl Gone Viral

Cover stories: Romance novels with illustrated covers to pique your interest

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Illustrated covers have become a trend for contemporary romance novels. They're cute, expressive, and can be drawn to fit ...
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Child learning how to ride bike with parents

Boredom busters: Beat the summer slump

July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and we know that finding fun activities to keep you engaged at home this summer is more important than ever! ...
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Kid with headphones listening to podcast

Listen to kidcasts: Recommended podcasts for kids

There are so many ways to bring stories into your lives, and podcasts offer a great way to listen, learn, enjoy, and grow anytime, anywhere—at ...
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David Seleb and Rich Harwood in April 2019

Library director joins Harwood Institute board

The library's Executive Director David J. Seleb (left) with President and Founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation Rich Harwood (right) at the Main ...
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Collage of multiple Queenie covers in a variety of colors

Many Voices, Many Stories: Spotlight on ‘Queenie’

Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens, Many Voices, Many Stories, features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. This ...
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