Equity for older adults is noticeably missing from the Oak Park Public Library’s email statement of July 13. It states that all OPPL hardcopy newspaper subscriptions will cease in 2023 (Wednesday Journal and Oak Leaves excepted).

The Public Library Association stated on July 26:

“PLA staff is not aware of any public libraries that have already ceased, or made plans to cease, offering access to paper copies of daily newspapers, in Cook County or elsewhere.”

Knowing that the OPPL seeks to identify itself as a trendsetter within the community and the library world, is this the policy for which it seeks to be known?

Peggy Conlon-Madigan
Oak Park

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