COVID-19: Our approach to put people & safety first

Main Library entrance

Vaccine information » About COVID-19 » Fact-checker » Here’s more about how your public library is continuing to serve you during the pandemic. Questions? Contact us now and call 708.383.8200. For crisis resources, contact our Social Services and Public Safety team. Summary of service levels 1 Digital collections and virtual services only. Remote customer service, virtual programs, and meetings. Buildings, returns, … Read more

Tech Tips: How to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program: Helping Families Connect

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a program to help people struggling to afford internet services during the pandemic. If you qualify, the EBB can help pay for monthly internet service and even provide a one-time discount for an internet-capable device. The benefit can be used for either home internet … Read more

We suggest: Sizzling summer reads

Sizzling Summer Reads

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton There are always tons of great titles released during summer, and this year is no exception. This week we’re highlighting just a few of these new books that we think everybody will be reading in the coming months. Place your hold today! Fiction The Other Black Girl by Zakiya … Read more

Tech Tips: How to connect to a wireless network

Person using a laptop outside

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel You may be in a cafe, out in Scoville Park, or at the library trying to access a public WiFi network, or connecting with a mobile WiFi hotspot that you have checked out from the library. But how do you know you are connecting to the right network? Using your laptop … Read more

Maze Branch open with limited hours, services

Maze Branch

In-person, self-service visits to Maze Branch, as they are at the Main Library, look different than they did in pre-COVID times. For everyone’s safety, masks are required to enter and stay inside. Physical distancing of 6 feet is encouraged. Some tables and chairs (placed at a physical distance of at least six feet) are available … Read more

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Southeast Asian & Pacific Islander creators & stories

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By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and this week we are celebrating by sharing stories written by Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander authors. Want more? Find more title suggestions for all ages, videos, online resources, and more » Southeast Asian & Pacific Islander creators & stories Long Live the Tribe … Read more

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: South Asian creators & stories

Book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and this week we are celebrating by sharing stories written by South Asian authors. Want more? Find more title suggestions for all ages, videos, online resources, and more » South Asian creators & stories The Parted Earth by Anjali Enjeti Why you should try … Read more

Why anti-racism work is library work

Photo collage showing child clapping, adults in peace circle, teens working together, and teen presenting at Restorative Justice Conference

By David J. Seleb, Executive Director Note: A version of this post first appeared in Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com on May 11, 2021. Read the piece on OakPark.com » We are on an anti-racism journey. This includes working with a local consultant and implementing a new anti-racism strategic plan.  Why are we doing this? Because as … Read more

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