Civic Engagement

Civic engagement and literacy includes having the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in civic life, including how to stay informed, understand governmental processes, and exercise your citizenship rights and obligations at local, state, national, and global levels. Need help with a particular issue? Our librarians use their research capabilities and local expertise to deliver fact-based information. Ask us now » 

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Evaluate sources of news & information

Teaching people how to be better consumers of information is the fundamental task at the heart of our profession. Stay informed »


Be a part of the political process

Learn how to apply to become an election judge, run for local office, get a referendum on the ballot. Get started »


Understanding legalese and completing legal forms can be tricky. Explore resources to help you navigate legal forms and find answers »


Learn about Oak Park

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2020 Census

2020 Census data collection is now completed. Curious about response rates? Check out this interactive map »

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