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Oak Park Public Library

Address: 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: 708-383-8200
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Attraction details
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Oak Park, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I am a regular user of the Oak Park Public Library, mainly the Maze Branch which is within convenient walking distance from my apartment. The main library is open seven days a week, the Maze Branch is closed on Fridays, but open on Sunday. The Dole Branch, closed Mondays, open Sundays. As a matter of fact, when other libraries were... More 

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Lodi, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a terrific community facility. Particularly impressive is the childrens section where there is all manner if interactive experiences available. In addition to a huge range of nooks, there is music, movies, computers, story time, the list goes on.

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Oak Park, Illinois
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great diverse staff-very friendly and helpful. Excellent kids section. If you love old black and white movies like I do,you won't be disappointed!

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chicago, illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Out-of-towners probably aren't going to put this on their list for a visit. However, any resident is a fool not to use this facility. Having moved out-of-state and into a public library system that can't even compare, the OP Library has a plethora of offerings. I always found every book I needed. DVD and CD collection may not be the... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

a good place to take kids for a visit. things for them to do. a very pleasant building on the main road. computers available.

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Chicago, IL - Western Suburbs
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Sad but true, homeless people milling about the front of the building smoking and loitering for hours. They use the bathroom facilities for showering and the like. I would not send a child into the bathroom alone here. Homelessness is invariably a product of mental illness and putting these poor folks on the streets to fend for themselves is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The absolute perfect place to study on the upper levels with soundproof rooms you can book for intensive finals studying. Because of their great, open spaces and free wifi, I was able to study for my GREs nonstop for over 4 hours. Lovely view of the park from the east facing windows. Book collection is extensive and with inter-library connection... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited Frank Wright Home and Ernest Hemingway Museum and returning to train station we found this beautiful place. We could take pictures and watched a place with children playing.

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Oak Park, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Oak Park Public Library is so nice, so clean, and has such a nice selection that it's almost hard to believe it's a public library. Generally, government is never as good as private, and in the case of libraries, I've always found book stores better equipped to the task. Since moving to Oak Park however, I've begun going there for... More 

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Oak Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very good selection, very helpful staff, beautiful building with many multi-use sections, across from lovely park. A real asset to the community.

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