With #ColorOurCollections, the Oak Park Public Library joins a national celebration this February to promote historic digital collections.
Special Collections curates specific cultural and heritage collections that reflect the unique values and enduring legacies of Oak Park. #ColorOurCollections provides a fun way to interact with special collections items in person in the Idea Box and on social media.
All February, help us spread the word. Share your colorful creations with us, using @OakParkLibrary and #ColorOurCollections.
What is the Idea Box?
Located just inside the Main Library entrance, the Idea Box is a dedicated 19-by-13-foot space that provides participatory community experiences. Visitors are encouraged to learn through experimentation and play.
- Where should we go in 2018? You shared your suggestions on where Oak Park's Paperback Rider should visit in its fourth season. Have an idea? Tell us now >
- Artist-student collaboration with Jon Veal. In the fall of 2017, the Idea Box was home to artist-student learning and collaboration for kids in grades 6-12. Oak Park native and artist Jon Veal focused on the visual arts and music as the library's second artist in residence. Read more about Jon >
- For a closer look, see photos of previous Idea Box installations on Flickr >