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Oak Park Public Library

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Address: 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1398
Phone Number: 708-383-8200
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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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Plenty of place to sit and read or even meet

Nice settings, modern open and bright. Plenty of space to read or meet. Very nice variety of books, magazines and reference material very centrally located.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice settings, modern open and bright. Plenty of space to read or meet. Very nice variety of books, magazines and reference material very centrally located.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 floors of books and art. Great family area on the first floor with good kid books and reading areas. I love the promotional reading challenges they do in the summer. So many great places to read also. It is a beautiful building and an excellent local library.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Of course I love it! Architecturally significant building, like something in the Pacific Northwest. Great views. Great books, films.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This library is huge. They always have something going on for the community. The staff is always extremely helpful and pleasant. It is fairly quiet. I popped in one day with my grandson and was able to join a dance class they were having. It's great for everyone. Also, it is right next to Scoville Park. It's in the center... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I use our library quite frequently. I generally enjoy my visits, but have noticed a trend over the past several months of children with and without parents that congregate, chase, and are a bit unruly for a library. I understand that libraries have children's programs, and I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about parents who bring their children, then... More 

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Our son was proud to show us the Oak Park Library in his neighborhood. The building is very accommodating to visitors. Easy access with many amenities for book & media use. Reading areas, computer stations & small rooms to have a discussion with fellow readers or friends. The staff was friendly & helpful.

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop while traveling around the city. There is a nice children's room to visit and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I was very surprised to find such a terrific, child friendly library. Hugs selection grouped by age with creative activities (science themed backpacks with models, etc) to check out.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have 2 separate meetings at the main library every week and therefore spend a lot of time here. The staff in the children's department is extremely warm and helpful. They seem genuinely interested and are very thoughtful about more difficult questions or how to help set up events.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I love this library...the staff is so helpful here. I went last week to print a picture and was having problems and the staff are so great and helped me get the best photo possible.

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