connecting people & community
With shared values of civic responsibility, collaboration, compassion, gathering, and participation, we focus on inclusive engagement and service to diverse community groups. We facilitate connections among diverse audiences, and we lead the community in impactful civic engagement.
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educating global citizens
With shared values of knowledge, access, literacy, reading, education, opportunity, and intellectual freedom, we build capacity for literacy and education. We prepare people for continuously changing technology, and we improve patrons’ lives through opportunities to create and to learn new skills.
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Sustaining, sharing & respecting community Resources
Through accountability, preservation, sustainability, and transparency, we invite everyone into library spaces that are welcoming, safe, and inspiring. We provide broad, effective, and equitable access to resources, and we support all library staff to achieve happiness, well-being, and success.
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Thank You, 2019 Donors
When you give to a library endowment fund, you choose to share a gift that nurtures ideas, spreads knowledge in and around Oak Park, and supports civic engagement. You support freedoms to read, to learn, and to individual privacy. Learn more about library endowment funds »
- Bernard & Cecilia Sinkevitch Fund: Linda and Michael Schiffer
- Fallon Family Library Fund: Hunter Arnett, Jesse Arnett, Sunday Grace
- Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund: Bruce B. Chien, M.D., Lisbeth Fotheringill, Susan A. Levine, Martha Loesch, Antonio Martinez Jr., Network for Good, Alexandra Owens, Michael Owens, Tazewell Rowe, Susie Smith
THANK YOU, 2019 FRIENDS
We are grateful to the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, who, as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, raise funds for the library and make community connections. Learn more about the Friends »
- Scoville Circle: Anonymous
- Sustaining: Nancy Clark
- Benefactor: Richard J. Banik, Paul Buchbinder, Jean L. Edwards, Jim Gibson, Paul & Pat Koko, Barbara Mayes, Nancy & Lee Pennington, David J. Seleb, David & Sandra Sokol, James Strait, Diane Trimble
- Donor: Robyn D’Alba, Kathleen Roberts, Gordon Waldron
- Patron: Beverly Applebaum, Ken Artrip, Eugene & Carolyn Berkes, Matt Brillman, Beth Brown, Jane Bularzik, Denise Canterbury, James Chamberlain, Mary Noel Chavez, Arnette T. Cornell Sr., Terri Crum, Mary Gibbons, Eric Glass, Russell Glidden, Ashley Gulder, Liz Gulder, Bob Hall, Tom Heller, Kathy Ivsin, Sarah A. Jolie, Michael Kalnins, Aaron Lipplt, Armand Locqulao, R. Lombardi, Kenneth Luurs, Jim Madigan, Adam McDonell, Adam Mednick, Melissa Namba, Michelle Panicola, Pete Piecha, Ken Putz, Dan Rosser, Karen Schneider, Andra Schroeder, Robert T. Setlik, Alan Solid, Willy Stastny, Kurt Steiner, Mark Teachworth, Nadine Thompson, Mary ‘Rogue’ Weiland, Stan Wilson, Lin Wilson