In honor of September’s National Library Card Sign-Up Month, the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, will unveil its new Library card designs for kids, teens and adults, starting Tuesday, Sept. 1. The cards will reflect the Library’s new visual brand, including the refreshed logo and vibrant color scheme. Kids’ cards will feature the drawings of artist Kevin Luthardt, who painted the “Imagination” mural in the Youth Services Department.
All Oak Lawn residents are eligible for a free Library card and online catalog account. Residents under the age of 16 must have a legal guardian present to obtain or renew a card. Cards are also available for businesses with an Oak Lawn address.
Apply in person at the first floor Customer Services Desk and present a driver’s license, state identification or other government-issued card with a photo and your current address.
Get a new Library card account in September and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire HDX.
For those who already have Library cards, just show your card at the Customer Services Desk (and bring your newsletter) to receive a small prize each week, while supplies last.
How Valuable Is Your Oak Lawn Public Library Card?
With your Oak Lawn Public Library card, you can find items to borrow, use online resources and download eBooks. On Tuesdays in September (minus Sept. 8), our Library staff will be in the Lobby demonstrating some of our favorite services, which are available with your Library card.
Zinio – Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 12-7pm. Explore our wide range of magazines that can be downloaded right to your computer or device. We will have some tablets to practice on, and you are welcome to bring your own.
eBooks – Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 12-7pm. Check out what titles we have available for download in fiction and non-fiction. We will have some devices to practice on, and you are welcome to bring your own.
Mango – Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 12-7pm. Have fun while learning a new language. Sign up for one of three in-depth training sessions that will be held in October.
Databases – Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 12-7pm. Examine the wealth of information you can access using our incredible databases, from car repair and consumer information to legal research and searching your family history.
For more information about this and other programs, call 708-422-4990 or visit www.olpl.org.