Oak Creek Public Library is dedicated to supporting the educational, civic, and cultural activities of individuals, groups, and organizations within the Oak Creek community. It is also dedicated to providing the opportunity for recreation through the use of literature, music, media, and other art forms.
The Oak Creek Public Library isn’t just a place for books. It is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather and grow together.
History of the Oak Creek Public Library
|7/1967||Community Need Study resulted in a proposal for establishment of a public library.|
|3/1969||The Friends of the Oak Creek Public Library was formed.|
|1970||Money was budgeted for construction and Zarse and Zarse, Inc. were approved as the architects.|
|1971||Specifications were completed on the building.|
|10/4/1971||Ground-breaking ceremony took place.|
|11/6/1972||Grand opening of the Oak Creek Public Library.|
|4/2012||Common Council voted to build a new Library and City Hall on the site of the former Delphi Manufacturing Plant. Bray Architects was selected to design the building.|
|5/10/2014||Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new Oak Creek Library, City Hall and Fire Station!|
|10/9/2015||Last day at old library location (8620 S. Howell Ave.).|
|10/19/2015||Opening of the new joint Library and City Hall location – the Oak Creek Civic Center (8040 S. 6th Street - Drexel Town Square).|
|12/12/2015||Grand opening of the Oak Creek Civic Center.|