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!

Title: Roller Girl

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Lexile Level: GN440L

Pages: 240 pgs

Summary: Astrid is 12 years old and does everything with her best friend Nicole. Astrid’s mother takes the girls to see a roller derby game and Astrid is hooked. She signs up for roller derby camp and assumes Nicole will as well. However, Nicole signs up for dance camp with a different girl and Astrid is forced to attend roller derby camp alone. Astrid experiences one of the toughest summers of her life but also one of the most rewarding.
Recommendations or Comments: Recommend. A great graphic novel about how tough it is to be comfortable your true self and form new friendships.

Reviewed By: Jen A.

Click Here for a List of all 20 Bluestem Nominees


Created by Jen Trotta on Aug 7th, 2017 @ 2:52 PM.
Updated on Oct 18th, 2017 @ 8:32 AM.