Due to Mayor Pekau’s curfew announcement, the Orland Park Public Library will end curbside pickup at 6:30 p.m. from Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5.

Orland Park Public Library is temporarily closed to help limit the spread of coronavirus and ensure the health and safety of our patrons and staff.
All due dates on items due between March 16 and June 1 have been moved to June 1. This does not affect online items, like ebooks.

Youth Services

Take-and-Make

Take and Make

We might not have any crafts for you to do at the library this summer, but we do have crafts for you to do at home. Each Take and Make kit is created with a specific age group in mind. They are only available to our patrons who are entering that grade in the fall or that current age from our younger patrons. Each Take and Make kit has a limited amount. They are first come, first served. We will start handing them out at 9 a.m. through our contactless curbside pickup. There is no reserving a kit.


Geocaching-All-Ages

Multi-Library Geocaching Competition

June 1-Aug. 15
All Ages

Library patrons are invited to use clues and geographic coordinates to find hidden geocaches at participating area libraries. Geocache is a global treasure hunt that people of all ages can participate in. For each cache you find at a participating library you earn a prize drawing ticket for chance to win a $25 Gift Card. This year is completely contactless. Scan the QR code hidden at each library for a chance to enter the drawing.


Ask-A-Librarian

Ask A Librarian-Youth

Hey kids!  Do you have any questions for our librarians?  They can be serious questions like ‘what’s the tallest mountain in the world’ or silly questions like ‘what’s the librarian’s favorite ice cream.’  If you submit your question, a librarian will answer it through a video!  We want to answer your questions, even when you are at home.
Guardians: Please include your email or phone number so that we can let you know when your child’s answer will be posted.


Storytime-Kits

Family Storytime Kits

Missing Storytime at the Library? Now you can have Family Storytime from the comfort of your home with our new Family Storytime Kits.
You can read, create, dance, and explore with these themed kits using links to ebooks, online music, crafts, and age-appropriate informational resources!


Learning Resources

Learning Resources provided a variety of interactive websites and videos including authors, musicians, museums, and even national parks. From online storytimes to virtual field trips, this collection of resources will provide you with new content to experience in your own home.


Story WalkOrland Park Public Library StoryWalk®

The OPPL StoryWalk® is Open!

Located on the outdoor path off of Ravinia Ave., adjacent to Village Center North Pond, the Orland Park Public Library StoryWalk® is a delightful new way to read and enjoy a story.

Pages from a children’s book have been framed and attached to wooden posts which have been installed along the path. Walk and read while enjoying the beautiful outdoors with your friends and family.

The stories will change four times a year, just like the seasons. There will also be fun activity suggestions, book recommendations, and a calendar of events that will rotate with each new book.

This reading adventure has been made possible through the collaboration of the Orland Park Public Library and the Village of Orland Park.


 

 

Homework Help

Let the Orland Park Public Library help you anytime of the day with your homework needs! We offer 24 hour access to databases that will help you with your homework and projects.

Upcoming Programs


06/08
Baby Goat Storytime: The Goat's Coat
When: Monday, June 08, 2020 - 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Ellen Beaulieu grew up in the Orland Park and now owns Blue Sky Farms ...
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06/09
STEAM Experiments with Ms. Vanessa
When: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Build a tower out of spaghetti with Ms. Vanessa. See it here after ...
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06/09
Take and Make Craft: Fun With Seeds
When: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
   Ages 3-8  Make a colorful sunflower windsock decorated wit...
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06/10
Baby Storytime with Ms. Stephanie
When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Stories, songs, fingerplays and fun all while building early literac...
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06/10
Take and Make Craft: Origami kit
When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades 3-5  Grab an origami kit and learn how to make some origami...
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06/11
Bite Sized Book Chat
When: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join Ms. Alejandra as she discusses Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale b...
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06/16
Once Upon a Time Storytime with Mr. Alex
When: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Join Mr. Alex and some special guests for a dinosaur-themed Once Upon ...
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06/17
Take and Make: Nature Scavenger Hunt Bags 
When: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades K-2   Love nature walks, but looking for a way to make the...
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06/20
Take and Make Craft: Friendship Bracelets 
When: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades 3-5  Making friendship bracelets has never been easier! Try...
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