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: Thunder Boy Jr.
Author: Sherman Alexie
Lexile Level: AD420L
Pages: 40 pages

Summary: Thunder Boy Smith Jr. is named after his father, Thunder Boy Smith Sr. Thunder Boy Jr. does not like his name. He wants a name that he can call his own. A name that reflects who he is. He doesn’t want a name that is exactly like his father. Thunder Boy Sr. recognizes this and together father and son come up with a perfect name for the boy.

Recommendations or Comments: Recommend. Sherman Alexie has written a wonderful picture book about a child’s need to become his own person and create his own identity. The illustrations by Yuyi Morales add to the feeling and message of the story.

Reviewed By: Jen A.


Click Here for a List of all 20 Monarch Nominees

Created by Jen Trotta on Sep 13th, 2017 @ 2:05 PM.
Updated on May 7th, 2018 @ 12:41 PM.