School Supplies Update – Oak Park Public Library (OPPL) card

Hello Irving families!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer.  It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to think about school supplies!  As you begin purchasing things for your students, please include an Oak Park Public Library (OPPL) card to your list.  The benefits of having a library card are huge.  
  • Access to all OPPL’s FREE databases for research and homework help.  This is especially important in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade as students begin doing more in-class research.
  • A great way to find books that Irving may not have.  We work with OPPL to suggest books and series that students will enjoy.
  • Access to multiple copies of books that numerous students are reading.  This is especially helpful for Monarch, Bluestem, Rebecca Caudill and Reading Olympics books.  
  • Access to ebooks including Kindle, Nook, etc.
  • OPPL does fantastic programming for students of all ages including story times, crafts, movies, games, book discussions, etc.  It’s a great community to be involved in!
The D97 Teacher-Librarians are hoping that all students in District 97 will have a card to help them this school year.  
Thanks!  See you soon!
Ms. Noonan

Katie Noonan

Teacher Librarian
Washington Irving Elementary
Oak Park, IL

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