The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Blvd.
Park Forest, Illinois
Email: [email protected]
Repository URL: http://www.pfpl.org/index.html
Repository code: ipf
Repository description (CRHP): The Park Forest Public Library serves patrons in Park Forest and Olympia Fields, Illinois. The library manages the OH! Park Forest Oral History Project and related holdings, which document how the planned Chicago suburb of Park Forest was integrated starting in 1959.
Repository description (extant): We offer a wide range of programs to meet the needs of the community and respond to the changing nature of library services. Our dedicated and friendly staff will help you locate information and reading materials in our extensive collection of books, audiovisual materials, and computer resources. We will assist you in using all areas of the library, including our electronic information sources and online public access catalog (OPAC) to locate materials in our library or in other Metropolitan Library System libraries.
We strive to make the use of the library as enjoyable and convenient as possible for our patrons. We provide book drops at the library and near the Post Office in Olympia Fields. We also accept returns of other libraries' books. Many library materials may be renewed by telephone. We offer additional services to residents of Park Forest and Olympia Fields, including vacation loans and special services for special needs.
Repository Notes (CRHP): Holds projects initiated by the Park Forest Historical Society.
Repository type: Public Library
OH! Park Forest oral history project