Join us for readings by Jeanne Struna of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg on Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. & 5:00
The Oglesby Public Library is proud to have been serving the people of Oglesby since 1920, as a Library District since 1989.
We open six days a week at 10am, but are closed on Sundays and holidays. The following items can be checked out from our library: Books, DVDs, magazines, audio books, CDs, and ebooks.
Is there something you would like to order that we don’t have? Call us or stop in so we can order it for you from another library!
We have six public computers with Internet access that are available in hour long sessions, up to two sessions per day.
We also provide copy and fax services for a small fee.
Please check out our F.A.Q. for more information!
Special Events List
Interested in an upcoming event? Visit, email, or call the library to sign up! 815-883-3619
Toy Story 4
Wednesday, November 6, 2:30 PM
Interactive Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Teen Movie
Wednesday, November 13, 2:30 PM
Antman and the Wasp
Marvel Monday, November 18, 2:30 PM
Classic Cinema Saturday, November 23, 5:30 PM
Marvel Monday, November 25, 2:30 PM
Teen Tech (History Fair)
Continues Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 – 6 PM, until 11/19
7th and 8th grade students are invited to work at the library after school with technologies that support their History Fair projects. We have a 3D printer and 3D pens (for small artifacts), a Cricut machine (for 2D display elements), and will have a digital camera and a laptop (for videos and video editing). Different technologies will be introduced in different weeks. Oglesby Library is Bringing History into the Future with Technology, due to a Project Next Generation grant funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) dollars.
National Bison Day
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1 – 3 PM
Each year on the first Saturday in November the country honors one of the most majestic beasts to roam the land: bison, the national mammal of the United States. Stop by the library to stamp out a bison track and compare it to your own footprint. While you’re here, check out some bison books or spend time coloring bison. We hope to see you.
History Fair Work Night
Monday, Nov 4, 2019, 3:30 – 8 PM
7th and 8th grade students are invited to an after-hours History Fair Work Night. Use our computers, table space, and snacks. Space is limited. Sign up with Ms. Myer in advance. Parents are welcome. The outside doors will be locked at 5 PM.
Teen Escape Room games
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 1 – 3 PM
Come with a friend or team to challenge one of our escape room games. Your team will have 60 minutes to decipher the codes that will set you free in Jumanji or to solve 19 mental and physical puzzles before a mad scientist turns you into werewolves.
Food for Fines
November 11 - 23, 2019
Have a fine? Want to help area food pantries? You can pay your fine by donating pre-packaged food (cans, boxes or bags, no glass, nothing expired) at the library. Food collected will be donated to area food pantries. Overdue fines will be waived at one dollar per item, up to $25 per person. Don't have a fine? Want to help area food pantries? Bring food items to the library for donation to area food pantries. The annual Food for Fines runs November 11-23 at area libraries (but remember, Oglesby Library is closed November 11). Donations brought to Oglesby Library that meet the Micro Pantry’s needs will be dropped off at the Oglesby Micro Pantry.
TUESDAY, November 12, 2019, 1 – 2 PM
This month’s book is Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Auggie Pullman was born with extreme facial abnormalities and endures the taunting and fear of his classmates but wants to be seen as just another student.
Oglesby Library Friends meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:30 PM
An informational meeting will be held for everyone interested in joining the new Oglesby Library Friends group. Its purposes are to provide library volunteers, raise funds for library projects, increase growth in library usage, and enhance the image of Oglesby as a forward moving community. Refreshments will be served, so please let us know if you plan to come by calling 815-883-3619.