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

Genealogy Research Hints

As we all know the English language is not phonetic; words are not spelled as they are pronounced. This is especially true of two words in one of the most popular hobbies in our country: genealogy and cemetery. When you are searching online for any resources be sure to deliberately misspell these two words as they are frequently misspelled by others.  Deliberately spell genealogy as geneology. Deliberately spell cemetery as cemetary. You will be amazed at the hits you retrieve with the words misspelled.

Created by Kathy O'Leary on Aug 27th, 2017 @ 11:13 AM.
Updated on Aug 27th, 2017 @ 1:04 PM.