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!

2019 Caudill Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2019 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!

Title: Ghost
Author: Jason Reynolds
Pages: 180
Lexile Level: 730L
Castle Crenshaw (nickname Ghost) knows he can run fast. He knows because when his dad threatened him and his mother with a gun, running was the only way to get away. Life hasn't been kind to Ghost. The kids at school make fun of him because he's poor, and he carries around the weight of his past.
When Ghost stumbles onto a local track team, and decides to show them a thing or two, Coach allows him to join the team. Suddenly, Ghost starts to know what it's like to be part of a team, to have a strong male role model who really cares about him, and to work hard at something and get better.
However, to stay on the track team, Ghost is going to have to steer clear of what his mom calls "altercations," which means keeping his temper when the other kids are giving him a hard time. Could Ghost's bad decisions take away his track star dreams forever?
This is a good book for middle grade readers. It sends the message that you have to work hard and overcome past obstacles to succeed in life.
Reviewed By: Jen T.

Click Here for a List of all 20 Caudill Nominees

Created by Jen Trotta on May 30th, 2018 @ 5:19 PM.
Updated on Oct 18th, 2018 @ 3:41 PM.