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

2018 Caudill Nominees!

Have your 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!

I Am Princess X

By: Cherie Priest

Pages: 227

Lexile Level: 790L

As young girls, May and Libby bonded over the creation of Princess X.   May wrote the stories and Libby drew the comics.  Both girls lived vicariously through the Princess' adventures until the day Libby died.  For years, May dreams of her friend and misses the days they spent creating a world for themselves.  Then one day she discovers a sticker that looks like their Princess X.  This leads her on a search throughout the city for more proof and she quickly that her friend might be alive.

I Am Princess X is a really unique blend of graphic novel and traditional storytelling.  Sprinkled throughout the book are pieces of a graphic novel that features a princess trying to escape her captor and find several items of power in order to save her kingdom.  The illustrations are beautiful and the story of Princess X melds with the mystery of the missing girl in a really interesting way.

Reviewed By: Jen T.

Click Here for a List of all 20 Caudill Nominees!

Created by Jen Trotta on Jun 9th, 2017 @ 2:12 PM.
Updated on Aug 14th, 2017 @ 8:46 AM.