At-Home Learners

Are you an Oak Park educatorparent, or caregiver dedicated to supporting elementary school kids’ remote learning? Our librarians have bundled digital and physical resources based on specific topics and unique cultural celebrations. Find books, resources, videos, and more, grouped by subject, on this page. Plus, check out this roundup of homeschooling resources. Have a topic you’d like to see more about? Let us know now »

Resources for at-home learners

Butterfly painting on window

Butterflies! At-home activities & more for grade schoolers (part 2)

By Middle School Services Librarian Beronica Puhr Here in Oak Park, the Village of Oak Park has proclaimed 2021 as the Year of the Butterfly, and we are learning so ...
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Miss Eileen planting in the Accessible Community Garden

Supported gardening: What’s happening in the Community Sensory Garden & activities for kids

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Did you know that 70% of disabled adults do not engage in community activities? This statistic, from a 2005 paper, gave me pause the first ...
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Find videos, books & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that honor Asian Pacific American history and culture all year long. On this page, you ...
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Flowers in the shape of a peace sign

Celebrating Mother’s Day: Titles for peace

Celebrated the second Sunday each May (this year on May 9), Mother’s Day was first proposed by abolitionist and poet Julia Ward Howe. In her 1872 “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” Howe ...
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Monarch butterfly on milkweed

Butterflies! At-home activities for grade schoolers (part 1)

By Middle School Services Librarian Beronica Puhr The Village of Oak Park has proclaimed 2021 as the Year of the Butterfly, and we're doing our part to ensure everyone knows ...
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April is National Poetry Month

We suggest: National Poetry Month

We'll admit, we're still feeling the poetry buzz from Amanda Gorman's awe-inspiring reading at this year's inauguration! And in honor of National Poetry Month, we're extra excited to share these ...
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Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month: See artifacts on display at the Main Library & find books, videos & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Arab American history and culture all year long. On this page, you can: ...
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How to draw a cardinal

Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Virtual, at-home art activities

By Children's Librarian Genevieve Grove While we live very close to one of the most well-known art museums in the world, you don’t need to leave Oak Park, or even ...
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