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We Suggest Best of 2020: Adult fiction & nonfiction

We suggest: Best of 2020 adult fiction & nonfiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2020, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See ...
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We Suggest Best of 2020: Teen fiction

We suggest: Best of 2020 teen fiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2020, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See ...
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Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Songs to set a mood

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Songs are powerful! When we plan our storytime classes, we organize them to build energy and then calm kids down ...
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Harwood Public Innovators Lab begins in Oak Park

Can 26 people from 12 different Oak Park organizations unite to create positive change within our community? That’s the goal for the new Oak Park ...
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COVID-19

Coronavirus information

Find a COVID-19 testing site near you » Read more about our approach » Coronavirus updates from the village, county & state Village of Oak ...
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Tech Tips: Safer online shopping

By Digital Learning Coordinator Toni McGee Shopping online more this holiday season? Do it safely, and avoid becoming a victim of online scams, with these ...
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We suggest: 2020 gift guide

Looking for gift ideas for this holiday season? Find books for everyone on your list with these suggestions from our librarians! For adults | For ...
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Let’s work together to keep each other safe

Here are ways we are working together to keep each other safe and well. Find specifics in our internal Safer Working Guide for Staff » ...
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