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

Monarch Book of the Week!

2018 Monarch Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2018 Caudill Books?
20 books are nominated every year for the Monarch Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!

Title: Maybe Something Beautiful
Author: F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
Lexile Level: AD580L
Pages: 40pgs

Summary: A little color can go a long way and art can truly transform. Mira is a young girl who sees beauty and color even while surrounded by her grey community. Inspired by the true story of the Urban Art Trail, in San Diego, California, the illustrations are created by Rafael Lopez, the inspiration for muralist in the book and the creator of the real-life murals of the Urban Art Trail.

Recommendations or Comments: Highly recommend. The art is the story and the illustrations make that story come alive. The story reminds readers of the importance of art, music, and community, and highlights what a little imagination can create.

Reviewed By: Jen A.

Click Here for a List of all 20 Monarch Nominees

Created by Jen Trotta on Sep 13th, 2017 @ 1:58 PM.
Updated on Apr 23rd, 2018 @ 1:35 PM.