Pillowcase Project

Everyone had a lot of fun at the Pillowcase Project! We’re glad we can help teach kids how to prepare for emergencies like home fires and winter weather. They decorated and took home a preparedness pillowcase.

Don’t forget, the CPR & First Aid class for students in grades 5-8 is this Wednesday at 3:30! We will teach students to recognize first aid and cardiac emergencies, how to give appropriate care for different first aid emergencies, and how to perform hands-only CPR.


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Upcoming Events, Spring 2016

More details about these upcoming events are on the Oglesby Library Calendar page.

Interested in any event? Visit or call the library to sign up! 815-883-3619

Late Opening for Staff Training
February 11, 2016, 11:00 AM
The library will open one hour late on Thursday, February 11, for staff training.

Smartphones and Safety
February 11, 2016, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Presented by Illinois Valley Cellular

Waterfalls Movie (All ages)
February 16, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM
Presented by the Oglesby Historical Society and Oglesby Public Library Staff

Pillowcase Project (grades 2-6)
Presented by Justin Larson, a Safe Families Americorps member at the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
February 20, 2016, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

CPR & First Aid for Students (grades 5-8)
Presented by Justin Larson
February 24, 2016, 3:30-4:30 PM

Games Unplugged (All ages)
February 27, 2016, 12-4 PM
Hosted by Oglesby Public Library Staff

Hummingbirds (All ages)
March 8, 2016, 6-7 PM
Presented by Rita Renwick

Community Safety Day (Parents only) –[CANCELLED – presenter conflict on that day]–
Presented by Justin Larson
March 12, 2016, 1:30-3:30

Masters of Disaster (grades K-8)
Presented by Justin Larson
March 23, 2016, 3:30-4:30 PM

National Library Week (All ages)
April 10-16, 2016
Celebrate your local public library! Details on events to come.

First Aid and CPR Certification (High School Students and Adults)
Presented by Justin Larson
April 16, 2016, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM, with a break for lunch

First Aid for Little People (grades K-5)
Presented by Justin Larson
April 20, 2016, 3:30-4:30 PM

Money Smart Week (All ages)
April 23-30, 2016
Financial literacy events to be presented by various community members. Details to come.

Children’s Book Week (All ages)
May 2-8, 2016
Celebrate children’s books at your local public library! Details on events to come.

Disaster/Preparedness Education (Be Red Cross Ready) (All ages)
Presented by Justin Larson
May 21, 2016, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

W.H.A.L.E. Tales (Water Habits Are Learned Early) (grades K-5)
Presented by Justin Larson
May 25, 2016, 3:30-4:00 PM

Summer Reading (grades K-5)
Presented by Oglesby Public Library
Program runs eight Wednesdays this summer, from June 15 to August 3, 1-2 PM. (Check back in May to verify the time.)