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Meet Me: Kara DeCarlo

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Kara DeCarlo

School Liaison


Kara has worked for Orland Park Public Library for 6 years and in libraries in general for 7 years. Kara can usually be found in the Children’s Library, but she also visits local schools regularly to keep teachers and students informed of library resources.

“I love that libraries provide a space where everyone in the community is welcome,” Kara says. “My favorite part of my job is connecting kids and books.”

Kara’s favorite space in the library is The Backyard. She can recommend a variety of age-appropriate books.

“My favorite book is whatever I’m currently reading. Right now I’m working through the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. My favorite movie is The Princess Bride. My favorite graphic novel series is Giant Days by John Allison,” Kara says.

Kara’s hobbies include making art, visiting museums, and fostering kittens.



The Orland Park Public Library serves the residents of the Village of Orland Park. The library moved into its award-winning 93,000 square foot building in September 2004.

Patrons of all ages have access to a well-rounded collection of both print and non-print materials, educational and recreational programs, computers and instructional computer classes, excellent reference service, outreach programs for seniors and home delivery patrons, and storytimes for children.