20th Anniversary of the Library Building

On September 12, 2004, the new library building at 14921 S. Ravinia Avenue opened its doors to welcome everyone to enjoy the state of the art building and the innovative services and programs. The 93,000 square foot building was built following an overwhelming referendum from Orland Park residents who recognized the need for a larger, more technology-based building to meet the needs of the growing Orland Park community.
Where has the time gone? Join us during the month of September for events highlighting the construction of the building, the recent renovation project, a recap of the exceptional programming and services throughout the years, and so much more!

  • Call For Art Submissions!

    In September 2004, our community celebrated the grand opening of the Orland Park Public Library building on Ravinia Avenue. Help celebrate our upcoming 20th anniversary by submitting a tiny piece of original artwork. We will provide the canvas; you provide the creativity. All artwork will be featured in various library display cases during the month of September as part of our “Archives & Artwork” display.


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    All ages welcome to participate. You may use whatever medium you like: paint, pastels, crayon, ink, color pencil, collage etc. The only requirement is that your artwork must be done on the mini canvas provided by the library.

    Canvas Pick Up and Drop Off Dates:
    • Pick up your blank mini canvas at the Adult Services or Youth Services desk between July 22 and August 2.
    • Return your finished artwork to either desk by August 26.
    • Write the artist’s name and the title of the artwork IN PENCIL on the back of your finished canvas.
    • Please, one canvas per person.

    Contact Mary Lynn Maloney: mmaloney@orlandparklibrary.org

  • 20/20: One Hundred Years in Focus–Smith Communities in a Changing World

    Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
    Orland Park Public Library hosts a special exhibit featuring a multi-panel timeline celebrating Smith Crossing’s 20 years of serving Southwest suburban seniors and their families. The exhibit is on the second floor of the library from Sept. 6 through Oct. 28

  • 20th Anniversary Library Tour

    Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.
    Join Library Director Mary Adamowski for this special 20th Anniversary Tour of the library. Come learn about the library’s history and see all the new spaces the library has to offer!
    Registration opens Sept. 3 at 9 a.m.

  • Super Fan Friday Flyover

    Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 a.m.
    We have been chosen as a Super Fan Friday Flyover by WGN9 News! In celebration of the library’s Ravinia Avenue building’s 20th anniversary, come join us as the WGN 9 traffic helicopter with Brhett Vickery helps our community commemorate this special occasion. Be ready to wave, scream, and show your support of OPPL! *Weather permitting

  • A Very Special Once Upon a Time Storytime: 20th Anniversary!

    Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.
    All ages. This very special construction-themed storytime will celebrate our 20th anniversary of the library building. No registration required.