The 2022 Youth Summer Reading Program is here! Visit our Program page for all of the details - click here! You can register for the Summer Reading Program online or by calling Youth Services at 954-630-4372. 


The 2022 Adult Summer Reading Program is almost here! Visit our Program page for all of the details - click here! You can register for the Summer Reading Program by visiting the library or by calling Adult Services at 954-630-4374. Join us for book discussions, a movie, and art programs between July 14th and August 9th.


Do you want to get outdoors this summer? Thanks to a partnership between the Florida Division of Library and Information Services and the Florida State Park system, you can check out Florida State Park passes with your library card! Passes can be checked out to patrons with an Oakland Park Library card in good standing for a week at a time. This program will be available until September 12, 2022.


Through a partnership with SEFLIN, the Oakland Park Library is now able to offer access to Brainfuse's HelpNow, JobNow, and VetNow. As a patron with a valid library card number, you can create an account and select among several service options. Check out our Brainfuse page for more information on each product.

Did you know that the Library now offers social services? The Oakland Park Library has partnered with SEFLIN to provide access to social workers. These social workers are available to help you access and navigate resources in Oakland Park and other local communities by providing information and referrals in accordance with your needs. Please contact the library during opening hours at 954-630-4370 for library staff to make an appointment for you to connect with a social worker online or in person.

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Oakland Park History

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Are you interested in the rich history of your City? You can find some fun facts about the history of Oakland Park here!

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Mango Languages provides fun audio-visual lessons to over 70 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Cultural and specialty themed lessons such as Wine and Cheese French, along with foreign language films are also available. Use your library card number to sign up and create your own personal login to track your progress during each lesson and to access Mango Languages online or through mobile apps anywhere at any time. 
Click here to access Mango Languages today!
View tutorial video here. Find out how to get started with your library card here.
For more information or assistance, contact the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library at (954) 630-4370.
Freegal Music with Streaming 

Freegal is a music service from your library. You can access it from any device with an internet connection and all you need is your library card number and PIN number. Once you are logged in you can stream music for 3 hours daily or download 3 songs each week. Song and music video files that you download are yours to keep forever (Each video download counts as 2 of your weekly allotment).

Free Mobile apps for Apple and Android devices are available at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Freegal offers access to about 11 million songs and 18,000 music videos, including the world’s largest Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.

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On America’s News, find information on topics related to business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities, people, politics and government, social issues, sports, STEM, technology and more including the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, USA Today and more. Find out how to get started here.

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Search more than 35 years of Florida history with the Miami Herald Collection. Coverage from 1982 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full color image edition.

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Search The Sun-Sentinel to find news and information on community issues and events, business, education, government and more.

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Take a look at NewsBank's collection of the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

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Take a look at NewsBank's collection of the experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.


HeritageHub provides access to hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States. This one-of-a-kind collection helps patrons and family historians uncover new family members and understand family relationships on a deeper level than ever before. 

Video Tutorial: How to Use HeritageHub

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Book Readers Live Longer!

This article from the Smithsonian showcases an interesting new study that reveals book readers may live longer over those who do not ever read a book. 

Need to find a good book to read each day to keep the doctor away? 
Visit the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library in person to find your favorite book or click on the eBook collection to access the Library’s online books for free with your library card
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You are also invited to attend the Friends of the Library’s Used Book Sales too. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.