Wednesday, December 21, 2016

5th Grade Visit

This week we hosted about 60 5th Graders from the local elementary school! The students learned more about the library building itself, how to find a book, and all about the upcoming programs and Winter Reading. Following this presentation, students listened to book talks, had a library tour, got a chance to learn more about cataloging, and enjoyed plenty of time to browse for books and start reading them.

This great opportunity allowed some students to get their own library card and provided nearly all students to get a few books, DVDs, and/or video games to enjoy over break.

We enjoyed having 5th Grade visit us and the chance to see some new faces!

It was a great site to see having the dome full of so many young readers! 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Kids, Code, and Computer Science

Keep the New Magazines Coming!

Just in today, Kids, Code, and Computer Science. This informative magazine is loaded with new projects, ideas, pictures, and great information!

Come in and take a look! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

National Geographic Little Kids

New Magazine!!!!

We are excited to announce one of our newest youth magazines! Come in and take a look! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Getting Ready for a Thanksgiving Trip?

Think Audio Books!!

Whether you are flying or driving, audio books are the perfect companion for any trip! Audio books are fun to listen to and can fulfill school reading requirements over break. Listening to stories read aloud is beneficial for all readers for many different reasons, including:

  • introducing higher reading levels
  • introducing new genres
  • expanding vocabulary
  • improving critical thinking skills
  • enhancing family bonding and discussion when listening together
Stop by the library to check out and audio book or use our online resources to check out an eAudiobook with you Oak Brook Public Library Card! 

And so many more...

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

This weekend we started celebrating early with creepy crawlies, games, crafts, cookie decorating, and treat-or-treating around the library! Our annual Halloween party welcomed many wonderful characters to the library. A big thank you to our awesome volunteers!!


Can you guess whats in there? Could it be brains?

Don't let it drop!

Oreo Eyeballs

Mummy Making

Release the balloons!

Librarian Stephanie with Minnie Mouse! 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Reading is Sweet - Holiday Programs

Holiday Programs Posted!

Registration is open for all November-December Programs!!

You can find a copy of our Program Brochure here, or stop by the Youth Services desk to pick one up. 

Highlighted Programs:

Create-A-Craft 12-3pm
Drop in a for a variety of make and take crafts! 
Tuesday, November 22nd
Wednesday, December 28th
Tuesday, January 3rd
Thursday, January 5th

Winter Break Bingo 3-4pm
Drop in for family fun Bingo!
Thursday, December 29
Friday, January 6th

Books & Bites Book Discussion
The Bad Beginning on Thursday November 17th at 4:30pm
Recommended Grades 4 & Up

YA Book Discussion:
The Selection on Monday November 28th at 4:30pm
Recommended Grades 8 & Up

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Community Service Hours

The Teen Volunteers page has been updated with dates for November & December. Check it out and call us today to register!

We are still looking for volunteers for our Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th! Volunteers will help set up, run games, assist with simple crafts, and clean up. Volunteers must be 6th grade and up. Call us today! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Watch Out For Fred!!

Stephanie came across a new patron in the library today after Lego League finished!
Frightening Fred seems to be taking over the Youth Services Airplane! Watch out!! 

Here are some photos from October Lego League!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Book Discussions with a Thrill

A Curious Tale of the In-Between 

by Lauren DeStephano

Thursday, October 27 @ 4:30pm 

Join us to talk about what you liked or didn't like about the book and eat snacks.

This ghost story blends heartwarming chills with the lesson of true friendship perfect for buddling up with a cool October night. Fans of Goosebumps, Neil Gaiman, Scary Stories, and Pseudonymous Bosch will enjoy.

A Monster Calls

By Patrick Ness

Thursday, October 13 @ 4:30pm

Join us for snacks and to talk about the book.

This intense story with darkly beautiful illustrations may be just the book your looking for this October. 

"The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. he's been expecting the one form his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... This monster, though, is something different..." 
*Recommended for Grades 8 & Up

Read it before the movie is released! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Celebrate Your Right to Read!

It's Banned Books Week!

 Banned Books Week celebrates our First Amendment rights and the freedom to read. Each year, hundreds of books are banned or challenged in schools and libraries by people who feel the books and/or information should be removed and no longer available to anyone. By reading banned books, you are celebrating your right to access information and challenging censorship.

Banned Books that may surprise you:

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr. (JE Martin)
  • Where's Waldo by Martin Handford (JE Handford)
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (J811.54 Sil)
  • Little Red Riding Hood by The Brothers Grimm (J398.2 Gri)
  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson (JE Richardson)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (J Twain)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (YA Salinger)
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (YA Bradbury)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitsgerald (YA Fitzgerald)
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (JE Sendak)
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (YA Green)
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (YA Alexie)
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (YA Green)
  • Harry Potter by JK Rowling (YA Rowling)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (YA Collins)

Monday, September 19, 2016

We Need Your Help!

Let us know the best times and days for programming in the future. Take this quick survey to let us know how to serve you best. 

We appreciate your help! 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Teen Advisory Group

TAG is your voice in your library community!

Calling all teens, 7th Grade & Up! This leadership role offers community service hours where teens have a chance to have a voice in the library. At TAG we will work together on ways to improve the library for teens with programming ideas, community service opportunities, and much more.

The first meeting is Monday, September 19th at 6pm. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Check Out Our Magazines

Did you know OBPL has magazines for children and teens?

Children's magazines are located behind the Youth Services desk by the J DVDs. They include American Girl, Cricket, Click, Spider, Faces, Muse, Cobblestone, Ask, Muse, and Dig. 

Teen magazines are located in the YA area near the New YA books. They include Seventeen, MAD, TeenVogue, and People StyleWatch.

All magazines are available for check out except the most current issue. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fall Programs!

September & October Programs are open for Registration! The brochure available on the library website or in the Program Brochures tab, under Fall 2016. 

Fall Book Discussions include 2017 Bluestem: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit on September 29th and A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano on October 27th.

Recommended for Grades 4-6

YA Book Discussions include Printz winner Looking for Alaska by John Green on September 15th and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness on October 13th (the movie is released on October 14th!).

Recommended for Grades 8 & Up

All discussions start at 4:30pm and will include snacks! Books are available ahead of time at Circulation. No registration necessary.

Don't forget to sign up for Lego League!! Lego League is on Thursdays at 6-7pm on September 15th & October 13th. We hope to see you there!

*There are many other programs available this Fall, check out our Program Brochure or call Youth Services for more information!