Never-expiring library cards in Oak Park

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By Marty Stempniak

Staff Reporter

The next library card that you grab in Oak Park could be your last.

The institution announced on Wednesday that all cards issued after March 20 will no longer have an expiration date. With that, as long as you live in Oak Park and don't lose your wallet, you'll always have a library card.

"We're very excited to eliminate an obstacle to using our public library," Lori Pulliam, interim customer service manager, said in a press release.

Executive Director Dee Brennan emphasized that the library will still work hard to make sure that patrons live in the village, as the organization is funded almost entirely with Oak Park property tax dollars. They'll just have to do it once a year, rather than every day when someone strolls in with an expired card.

"Residency is a requirement," she said in the press release. "We are very serious about good stewardship of these funds."

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Freespirit  

Posted: March 30th, 2012 11:26 AM

"We will still work hard to make sure patrons live in the village.." OH Right, just like the High School makes sure that kids in the city DON'T come into our school? What a joke. The school 'says' the same thing, "Residency is a requirement" but it MEANS absolutely NOTHING. Looks good in print, but holds NO weight. This is just another spot city folk will park their sorry selves. No worries? Keep dreamin.

matt  

Posted: March 29th, 2012 9:01 AM

march 20 of 2012? states this past wednesday; that as of march 20 (two tuesdays ago??) will no longer be....

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