It’s April 1: Celebrate National Poetry Month, read Harry Potter & complete the 2020 Census

Today might be April Fool’s Day, but we’re not kidding when we say that there’s a lot going on this month!

Checkout limits reset

It’s the first of the month and that means that you have a fresh set of checkouts available (20 each!) on both Hoopla and Kanopy.

Want even more? Download and stream titles from these collections, without using any of your monthly borrows:

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Whether you love poetry or want to try something new (now’s the time, right?), your digital library features plenty of great titles to explore! Checkout some of our librarians’ favorites or browse all poetry titles.


More to explore

Media on Demand & Libby

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Literary Reference Center poems

Find thousands of poems inside the Literary Reference Center. After logging in with your Oak Park card and PIN, click Advanced Search, select Poetry under the Literary Genre section, and search.


Bring a little magic to your home with the Harry Potter at Home hub, an online initiative launched recently by author J.K. Rowling. Discover craft videos, quizzes, puzzles, and other magical activities for first-time readers and longtime fans.

Plus, for the month of April, you can read or listen to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Media on Demand and Libby (and for free on Audible), with no holds and no waiting! Read or listen now with Media on Demand and Libby »

Thanks, J.K. Rowling!

April 1 is Census Day

From “April 1 is a key reference date for the 2020 Census, but not a deadline. We use this day to determine who is counted and where in the 2020 Census. When you respond, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020, and include everyone who usually lives and sleeps in your home. You can respond before or after that date. We encourage you to respond as soon as you can.”

Ready to respond now? Start the 2020 Census questionnaire »

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