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Oak Park Public Library

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Address: 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: 708-383-8200
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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It's good to be in a town with many libraries!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Yogini109
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank mcwheelsusdriver
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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Thank bandie101
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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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Thank RAD773
Oak Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
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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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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This library is excellent, keeping in mind that it is a Public Library not affiliated with a big city or university. It is funded by 50,000 oak park residents, so pretty impressive. I have just started using the library since a couple of months ago and am pretty satisfied. The staff is very helpful and seem very interested. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean. Very pleasant atmosphere. People are very helpful. Have a great childrens section. The have a good cooking and travel selection.

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Thank Coffee19
Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The staff is very friendly and qualified. The collection is current and covers all types of media, such as audio,large print etc. The building and grounds are beautiful. All in all a super library.

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