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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, Cultural
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Lodi, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 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
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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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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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Oak Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

What a beautiful library buliding with its huge windows overlooking Scoville Park. The Oak Park library staff is amazing. They are so helpful and will always go the extra mile without asking.

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