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

Free Films from Kanopy!

A Message from Kanopy:

We understand that numerous partnering libraries have made the difficult decision to cancel library programming and in some cases close the library in light of health and safety concerns. We’ve also received feedback from our customers about the need to make electronic resources available to patrons during this critical time.

Free Films for Your Community

With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more, we’ve put together a collection of films that your community can watch at no cost to your library for the next 30 days. Watching these titles will not deduct play credits from your patron's account. You can find a full list of titles here, and in our guide. We’re offering digital assets to promote these free films.

This list will continue to grow as we connect with our content partners in the coming days. We will send regular updates as necessary.

Limited Time! Kanopy Kids for Free

Starting Monday March 16th we’ve opened free, unlimited access to Kanopy Kids to all of our partnering libraries. Your community’s kids can enjoy quality educational content like Sesame Street, Arthur, and even benefit from language learning series. Free access will be available for 30 days.

Sharing Electronic Resources with Your Community

As we continue efforts to assist you during this time, we’re also including additional digital marketing resources to highlight top-performing curated collections.


Created by Thomas Javorcic on Mar 17th, 2020 @ 12:38 PM.
Updated on Mar 17th, 2020 @ 12:41 PM.