Summer Reading Registration starts May 20th after school!!
Come to the library after school or anytime May 20-31st and register for the Summer Reading Program. There are 3 programs again this year! One for Kids K-6th, one for Teens, and yes, one for Adults as well!
As part of our Summer Reading Program, we are hoping to host an International Fair. If you or someone you know, has lived or traveled to a foreign country, please see this flyer for details.
Polaris is Here!!
We went Live on April 9th!
We are now members of the largest multi-type library consortium in the country! You now have access to over 400 libraries and almost 10,000,000 items! There have been a few small hitches so your continued patience is appreciated.
Our new Catalog can be found at okwp.illshareit.org. You can check your account, renew items, request items, save your searches, and create lists!
If you had items on request before the week of April 1st, please call or stop by the library. We will need to put your name back on the lists of those requests as they were not transferred to the new system. We received a printed list of requests from Illinois Heartland but we are unsure as to how accurate it is.
Visit Oakwood's newest Facebook Page!
Oakwood Public Library and Oakwood Schools have teamed up to create an exciting new page. Oakwood Reads is a place where members of the Oakwood community can talk about what books they are reading! Like us and join the discussion now!
Preschool Story Time!
Preschool Storytime is back! The program is free for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. The program will include storytime, music, crafts and a snack. Choose which time best fits your schedule: Tuesday nights 6:00-7:00pm or Wednesday mornings 10:30am-11:30am. Space is limited. Call Joan at 354-4777 for more information.
Adult Book Club
The Next book club meeting will take place on May 16th @ 6:30PM. We will be reading People of the book by Geraldine Brooks. Pick up a copy at the library! Read a synopsis here.
We are now Illinois Heartland Library System
The four library systems in the southern part of the state of Illinois merged in 2011. This included Lewis and Clark, Shawnee, Rolling Prairie and Lincoln Trails. Please go to the website: www.illinoisheartland.org to become better informed on this merger.
If you are using My Media Mall to download books you will need to now use Illinois Heartland.
We will try to keep you informed of any changes.
Oakwood High School Yearbooks Needed
We currently have yearbooks for Oakwood High School 1917-2010. We are missing a few years. If you have a yearbook from one of the following years that you no longer need, please consider donating it to the library.
1937, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1983
Homebound Delivery Available
If you are physically unable to come visit us, call us to set up a time for us to bring you books, magazines, or other material that you are interested in. Call the library at 354-4777 for more information.
Want to use your personal laptop while visiting the Library? Feel free to come visit us and hook up to our free Wifi connection!
Looking for a Good Book?
Let us know what we can do to improve your library. Stop in, call (354-4777) or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime:
- Materials Online: books, articles, research databases, and more
- Selected Sites: what's good on the Web
- Community Organizations: local, nonprofit groups and services
- Good Reads: book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines
- Digital Exhibits: historic photos and more
Whats going on?
- Check out the calendar anytime