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!

2018 Bluestem Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2018 Bluestem Books?
20 books 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!

A Blind Guide to Stinkville
By: Beth Vrabel
Pages: 249
Lexile Level: NA

This title tells you so much about the book. Stinkville is the town that Alice and her family move to. Alice is almost completely blind, due to being born with albinism. Yet even though she needs help from others, Alice gets around her new community and learns so much about the people that live there and the history of Stinkville. While touring her community, Alice is on a quest to write an award winning essay for the community contest, and prove that she can be as successful as of the other children in Stinkville.
This is a great book for kids to read. They learn about how to treat people with physical and mental disabilities, and this book really teaches kids that a little kindness can go a long way.

Reviewed by: Jen T.

Click Here for a List of all 20 Bluestem Nominees

Created by Jen Trotta on Sep 11th, 2017 @ 3:39 PM.
Updated on Jan 2nd, 2018 @ 1:34 PM.