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!

Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals
By: Jess Keating

Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals is a strange and wonderful read. The main title, prominently displayed on the book cover, is somewhat misleading. The author Jess Keating not only examines the pink blobfish, but, as the much smaller subtitle indicates, pink animals throughout the world. The majority of creatures are very unusual which makes for a fun, fact-filled, captivating read. Highlights include a spider with poisonous pink hair and a pink starfish that expels its own stomach and wraps it around meals too big to swallow. The photos, especially the picture of the pink amazon dolphin, are beautiful. David DeGrand’s illustrations provide accessible and humorous representations of each animal’s unique qualities.

Reviewed by: Roger

Click Here for a List of all 20 Monarch Nominees

Created by Jen Trotta on Sep 11th, 2017 @ 4:00 PM.
Updated on Feb 12th, 2018 @ 9:15 AM.