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

Remaining Engaged in Isolation

Resources that Can Help!

During this time of social isolation, managing stress and finding ways to have a positive mindset are essential to a healthy outcome for you, the people you care about, and the greater community. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that will help you reduce stress, increase your capacity to cope, and remain in the present. Managaing stress and anxiety is important to all of our well-being and OLPL is here to help with that! Here are links to resources, beyond what the library already offers, to help remain engaged, practice self-care, learn, and have fun during this difficult time:

Take a Virtual Trip to the Zoo!

Check Out Some Online Courses

Virtually Visit Museums Around the World!

Explore Cultural Institutes with Google Cultural Institute

The March Network Has Put Together a List of Resources Pertaining to Art, Music, and Culture

Miss the Gym? Try these Equipment Free Workout Videos

Our Friends at the Westport Library (Westport, CT) Have Created a “Stuck at Home LibGuide” with Lots of Links and Fun Things to Do!

Treat Yourself to a Night at the Opera

Pflugerville, Texas's Library Was Kind Enough to Also Compile a List of Virtual Resources

Learn to Code for Free

Learn a Language in Your Downtime

Steam Has Plenty of New, Popular Video Games on Sale for PC Gamers

The Library of Congress's Digital Collections Has an Endless Primary Resources for Students to Explore!


Created by Nathan Hare on Mar 23rd, 2020 @ 1:18 PM.
Updated on Mar 23rd, 2020 @ 2:04 PM.