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Oak Park Public Library

834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1398
+1 708-383-8200
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A beautiful venue for children and adults!

I love my public library. Their new policy of renewing books rather than levying fines is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mfmp1126
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Oak Park, Illinois
the best library ever -- everything about it is amazing

Okay, I didn't even know you could review a library. I was here reviewing a local resto and Trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
klynnkitto
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Oak Park
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834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1398
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+1 708-383-8200
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"great place for kids"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love my public library. Their new policy of renewing books rather than levying fines is insightful. They have found that with this policy more folks use the library. The space is open, light filled with floor to ceiling windows that look out on Scoville...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I didn't even know you could review a library. I was here reviewing a local resto and Trip Advisor suggested a few other reviews I might be kind enough to provide. How can I say no to reviewing our library?? We LOVE this place....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trains, games, and playhouses fill the kids section as well as books and movies. We stayed for two happy hours!

Thank Katherine P
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The best library in the area, it’s amazing what 40% of tax money can do. Four floors of books, artifacts and more. Just outside there’s a park to sit and read in and inside there are many places to hang out and read as well....More

Thank GriffinKelley
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Love that they auto-renew books now and don’t charge late fees.. Pretty building and well supplied and funded with the very high property taxes in Oak Park. Some people complain about the large numbers of homeless people in the library, but they have never bothered...More

Thank Mark37Chicago
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I find myself at the Oak Park library at least once a month. I am either with the grandkids, attending a SCBWI meeting or just looking for books for myself. The staff is always helpful.

Thank kwalkerward
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Anytime you want to treat yourself with books, videos, etc. you will get the best service at the Oak Park Public Library. Not only they have a large collection of everything, but also it has very pleasant sitting areas to read.

Thank Ara T
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I use the Oak Park library frequently and love it. I read, tutor and study at the library. The staff is always helpful and I am treated with respect. Can't beat the Oak Park Public Library.

Thank Jo-Ellyn D
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Oak Park Public Library is excellent, with a multitude of in-person and online services and programs. Service is uniformly excellent and the institution strives to meet the needs of a diverse community in this day of rapidly changing information technology. I particularly like the...More

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of choices in books, video, and resource material. The space is beautiful and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful

Thank Shirley M
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