Saturday, February 29, 12:00-2:00 PM – Come join us in celebrating the extra calendar day with origami frogs, a frog jump contest, frog toss game,
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
Blind Date with a Book
We've wrapped up some books by lesser known authors that we think you'll love! After finishing a book, readers will have an opportunity to "rate your date" and tell us what you thought of it.
Make Your Own Valentine
Saturday, February 8, 12:00-2:00 PM
Drop in for this fun crafting session for all ages, and make your own Valentine cards this year! Bring along your own creativity, and we'll provide the supplies!
Anti-Valentine's Day Teen Party
Thursday, February 13, 3:30-5:30 PM
Do you hate hearts and flowers? Do you think Cupid is stupid? If you don't fall for this overrated Hallmark holiday, this shindig is for you! Activities will include making rude conversation hearts, black duct tape roses, and compiling the ultimate breakup playlist.
Leap Day Kids' Activities
Saturday, February 29, 12:00-2:00 PM
Come join us in celebrating the extra calendar day with origami frogs, a frog jump contest, frog toss game, pond punch, and snacks. It’s sure to be a fun time for all!
Tai Chi - *new program*
Friday, February 14, 10:30-11:30 AM
Beginning in February, we will offer free Tai Chi classes on the 2nd Friday of each month. This is a low-impact exercise program for those aiming to improve muscle strength, balance, and flexibility. Exercises can be adapted for every level of ability. Classes will be led by Sandy Marini of IVCH.
Wednesdays in February, 3:30-6:00 PM
Teen Tech this month has been moved to Wednesdays, and we will be continuing our lessons with the digital camera and new photo & video editing software. During our Feb. 5th session, we will have a demonstration of virtual reality by Revelation VR of Peru. This was rescheduled from the original date of Jan. 23rd. This program is designed for children and teens of middle school age and up.
Closed Presidents' Day
Monday, February 17
Wednesday, February 5, 5:30 PM
Oglesby’s Citizens and Businesses of Oglesby typically meets at the library on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM.
Blood Pressure & Glucose Screening
Thursday, February 20, 10:30-11:30 AM
Monthly blood pressure and glucose screening provided by nurses from St. Margaret's Hospital on the third Thursday of each month, 10:30-11:30 AM
Monday, February 24, 6:30 PM
Regularly scheduled board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month, unless posted otherwise, beginning at 6:30 PM. Meetings are open to the public.
Fern Schumer Chapman Program
Thursday, March 12, 5:30 PM
Award-winning author and journalist, Fern Schumer Chapman, will share the moving story of her journey with her mother to find their past, as well as the horrific tragedy of the Holocaust that haunts it.
Saturday, March 21
Drop off those jigsaw puzzles you've put together one too many times, and swap them out for some fresh ones that are new to you!
National Crayon Day Activities
Tuesday, March 31
Celebrate your favorite crafty coloring utensil by joining us for some fun activities. More information coming soon!