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

Bluestem Book of the Week!

2019 Bluestem Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2019 Bluestem Books?
20 books for grades 3-5 are nominated every year for the Bluestem Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!

Title: Ada’s Violin
Author: Susan Hood
Lexile Level: 820L
Pages: 40
Recommendations & Comments: I knew about this orchestra prior to reading this book. The story is inspiring and the illustrations compliment the text well. In the back there are links to videos and websites to help children and adults experience the music. If you listen to music you should also read this book.
Reviewed By: Emily K.

Click Here for a List of all 20 Bluestem Nominees



Created by Jen Trotta on Oct 18th, 2018 @ 9:21 AM.
Updated on Mar 18th, 2019 @ 9:56 AM.