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

2021 Abe Lincoln Award Nominees

Read books and get free pizza! Read at least 4 nominees for the 2021 Teen Readers' Choice Award by March to receive a free personal pan pizza from Lou Malnati’s. Keep reading and write reviews for more prizes like signed books and. Sign up at .

All of the titles are also available as ebooks. Download the Libby app or go to to check them out.

All the Crooked Saints - Maggie Stiefvater

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America - ed. Ibi Zoboi

Darius the Great is Not Okay - Adib Khorram

Devils Within - S. F. Henson

Dress Codes for Small Towns - Courtney Stevens

Dry - Neal Shusterman & Jared Shusterman

Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea - Sunju Lee

A Heart in a Body in the World - Deb Caletti

Heroine - Mindy McGinnis

Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt With Family Addiction - Jared Krosoczka

Internment - Samira Ahmed

Obsessed: My Memoir of My Life with OCD - Allison Britz

The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead

Patron Saints of Nothing - Randy Ribay

Price of Duty - Todd Strasser

Slay - Brittney Morris

They Called Us Enemy - George Takei

Truly Devious - Maureen Johnson

A Very Large Expanse of Sea - Tahereh Mafi

We'll Fly Away - Bryan Bliss

Created by Izabel Gronski on Mar 23rd, 2020 @ 2:23 PM.
Updated on Mar 23rd, 2020 @ 4:20 PM.