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Hot days, cool library!

Our AC works and we’re available if you need a cool place to get out of the heat. We have comfy chairs, games and movies,


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

Special Events

New Feature: Movies at Your Library

The library will be holding several movie days a month.

Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel Monday, July 1, 2:30 PM
The Incredibles
Friday Movie, July 5, 1 PM
Marvel’s The Avengers
Marvel Monday, July 8, 2:30 PM
Five Feet Apart
Teen Thursday, July 11, 2019, 3:45 PM
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Cinematic Saturday, July 13, 1:00 PM
Iron Man 3
Marvel Monday, July 15, 2:30 PM
Apollo 13
Friday Movie, July 19, 1:00 PM
Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train
Classic Cinema Sat., July 27, 12:30 PM

Summer Reading Continues

Wednesdays through July 24
Preschool Summer Reading runs from 10-10:45 AM until July 17 (joins the afternoon program on July 24). Programs for K to 5th grade run from 2-3 PM; until July 24. Both groups will conclude on July 24 from 2-3 PM.

Early Closing July 3 at 5:00 PM 

Closed July 4 - Independence Day

Book Club

Monday, July 8, 2019, 1 – 2 PM
This month’s book is Sourdough by Robin Sloan. A software engineer at General Dexterity, Lois Clary codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers from whom she orders dinner. When the brothers have visa issues, they give Lois the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her, and learn to bake with it. Soon Lois is providing loaves to the General Dexterity cafeteria, then the farmer's market, and a whole new world opens up.

Hamilton Duel Trivia (Teen event) 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 1 – 2 PM 
Test your trivia knowledge of Broadway’s hit musical, Hamilton, at Oglesby Library. Battle other fans to win a pair of tickets to Hamilton: The Exhibition in Chicago. For teens (grades 6 and up), please sign up to participate.

CABO meeting

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Oglesby’s Citizens and Businesses of Oglesby meets at the library on the 2nd Wednesday this month as we are closed early July 3.

Teen Oreo Taste Test

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6 PM 
How better to celebrate our country's independence than by sampling assorted Oreo cookies, guessing the flavor, and voting for your favorite? For teens (grades 6 and up), please sign up.

Combined Summer Reading Conclusion

Wed, July 24, 2-3 PM
Concluding musical, magical show hosted by Mr. Steve.

Full funding for this presentation was received from The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund.

Moon Landing Flashback 

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1 PM 
Millions of people around the world watched when astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon on July 20, 1969. Join us 50 years later watch a video chronicling the highs and lows of the era from 1957-1975, beginning when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and continuing until a joint mission between the United States and the Soviet Union. Segments include • U.S.-Soviet Rivalry • People & Places of NASA • Incredible Path to the Moon • Armstrong Air & Space Museum • Space Feats After Apollo

U.S. Census Bureau Training at the Library

Monday, July 22, 10 AM - 4 PM
Monday, July 29, 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday, July 31, 10 AM - 4 PM
Be aware as you use the library these days that the library is providing space for Census Bureau training.

Events Calendar