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: Red: A Crayon's Story
Author: Michael Hall
Lexile Level: AD380L
Pages: 32
Recommendations & Comments: He's Red. It says so right on his label. But he can't seem to get the hang of things like strawberries. Or hearts. Or foxes. Or helping yellow make an orange. Everything he does seems to be wrong, according to what he's supposed to be, and all the other crayons and art supplies have opinions on how to fix him. But all it takes is one friend to see what he truly is on the inside. Taken at face value, this is a fine story on its own. Its gentle approach to identity issues could also be used by parents and others struggling with how we feel versus how others perceive us. The artwork consists of simple representations of the crayons and other art supplies, as well as the crayon art they produce.

Reviewed By:  Mr. Tom

Click Here for a List of all 20 Monarch Nominees

Created by Jen Trotta on Sep 11th, 2017 @ 3:54 PM.
Updated on Jan 29th, 2018 @ 9:27 AM.