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

Caudill Book of the Week!

Have you read any of the 2018 Caudill Books?

20 books are nominated every year for the Caudill Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.

Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!

Fuzzy Mud

By: Louis Sachar (He wrote Holes!)
Lexile Level: 700L
Pages: 181

This is a tightly-focused story, told mostly over a couple of days. Three students -- a goody two-shoes girl, a scared older boy, and a bully -- find something weird in the woods outside their school.

The risk posed by fuzzy mud brings up all kinds of STEAM issues, from biofuels to genetic engineering to public health. But they're all tucked into a realistic story that's fast-moving, personal, and more than a little scary.

Reviewed By: Mr. Tom

Click here for a list of all 20 Caudill Nominees!

Created by Jen Trotta on May 3rd, 2017 @ 9:37 AM.
Updated on Jun 6th, 2017 @ 2:54 PM.