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Oak Park celebrates Juneteenth with library exhibit, storytime & more

Juneteenth is the June 19 holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Long celebrated by the African American community, it is now an official Village of Oak Park holiday , as well as an official Oak Park Public Library holiday . It's also on its way to becoming an Illinois state...
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Brookfield Library Begins Move to New Building

After years of planning and construction, Brookfield Public Library is entering the final stage of its building project. On Monday, June 14 the Library will begin its move into the new Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library at 3541 Park Avenue. The Library is expected to be closed four to six weeks...
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Naperville Public Library eliminates overdue fines

On June 1, Naperville Public Library joined hundreds of libraries across the country in eliminating overdue fines. By doing so, the library hopes to share their collection and services with more of the Naperville community, focusing on access and equity, and helping to ease financial hardship for...
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Orland Park Public Library Goes Fine Free June 1

The Orland Park Public Library is going Fine Free. Books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Book Bundles, Magazines, Launch Pads, Puzzles, and Video Games will not incur a fine if they are not returned within the loan period. Certain materials would still be fined if not returned on time. Those items are...
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Deerfield Public Library Launches Queer Poem-a-Day Podcast Series

In celebration of Pride Month, the Deerfield Public Library has launched Queer Poem-a-Day , a special daily podcast series featuring poems written and read by contemporary LGBTQIA+ poets. Participating poets include established and emerging voices and the poems include both previously published and...
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Oak Park: Why anti-racism work is library work

Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David J. Seleb recently authored an opinion piece for local newspaper Wednesday Journal, on why anti-racism work is library work. He describes why the library is on an anti-racism journey , which includes working with a local consultant and implementing a...
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Oak Park giving more leadership to technology and collections

During the past year, we've reaffirmed that technology and collections—both physical and digital—are core and essential services and functions of our library. And they require greater attention and leadership than ever. To address these needs, achieve our strategic objectives, and have a more...
Elizabeth Marszalik, Leigh Tarullo, and Kathleen Spale


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