Community Members,

To keep our patrons and employees out of harm’s way, the Library will not be open for regular business until at least Wednesday, April 8. Of course this timeline is subject to change based on the latest recommendations from health professionals. By preventing people from gathering together, we can slow-down the spread of this dangerous virus.

The Library has stopped charging for overdue materials and we will waive existing fines. Due dates for checked-out items will adjust with our closure dates. For your safety and ours, please do not return materials while we are closed.

Though the building is not accessible for now, the Library still provides a number of resources you can use from home. Staff members are adding updates to our website and Facebook page on a daily basis. You may download e-books and audiobooks; stream movies, television shows and music; read digital newspapers and magazines; and participate in online classes. Explore the website for more information about virtual opportunities and be sure to check-out the Library’s Local History page. There are all kinds of great images and descriptions about Oak Lawn’s past.

We are now looking at ways to provide limited remote services to patrons. Be sure to stay connected through our website and our social media outlets for updates. And please, please, please continue to take all necessary precautions.

We hope to see you back at the Library very soon,
Jim Deiters, Director

1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Congratulations Maggie!

We have another successful 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Reader!

Maggie picked out a Biscuit book as her prize. She is also sporting her new bookworm reading medal, too.

If you have a child that is not in kindergarten yet, stop by the Youth Services Desk to get a reading log. Reading to your babies, toddlers and preschoolers is the best way to prepare them to become good readers when they get to school. You and your child will be establishing the habit of reading, building pre-reading skills, and forming precious memories of time spent together with a book. For every 100 books read, they get an amazing character sticker to take home and a sticker to go on our participant posters.


Created by Jen Trotta on Jan 16th, 2019 @ 4:11 PM.
Updated on Jan 21st, 2019 @ 9:48 AM.