A book reading and an organized arts and crafts project takes place on the last Saturday of each month at Underground Books. Kids also receive a free book!
Parents are welcome to attend and participate with their children. This event is catered to Ages 3-10.
Underground Books opened in the summer of 2003 and is the literary hub of Oak Park. Since the closing of the only library in Oak Park in the 1970s, it became the mission of St. HOPE founder, Kevin Johnson, to ensure that the students and the community had access to books.
As part of the larger 40 Acres Cultural Center, Underground Books is a nonprofit under St. HOPE and has become a gathering place for neighborhood residents. Underground Books hosts book signings by local and national authors, lectures, poetry events, children’s story time, radio shows and much more!