I am writing to call your attention to actions the Oak Park Public Library has taken this week. By removing an hourly employee, they have abruptly cancelled programs largely, although not exclusively, attended by older adults. These programs were flawlessly held on Zoom during the pandemic and have provided knowledge and pleasure to all who have attended. The elimination of the Brown Bag Mystery book and the genealogy group are losses to the community and I am dismayed. A skilled leader takes these programs to a higher level than self-run programs. There are many programs for children and it is disheartening to see older adult programs cancelled precipitously.
Angela Skalla, River Forest