National Library Week Celebration 2019

This week is National Library Week (April 7-13), celebrating the contributions of libraries and librarians and promoting library use and support. Tuesday, April 9, is National Library Workers Day; we will have snacks available all day to honor our library staff.

From the American Libraries Association: “This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities…, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.”

Also from ALA, if you post photos, videos, or text on social media highlighting what you love about your library during National Library Week (April 8 – 13) using the hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter or Instagram or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, you will have a chance to win big: one randomly selected participant will receive a $100 VISA gift card. The promotion begins Sunday, April 7 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 13 at noon CT.

Election 4/2/2019 Results

The Oglesby Public Library District Board of Trustees had four candidates running for 3 open seats. According to the LaSalle County consolidated election Unofficial Election Results, Mary Jane Hansen received 966 votes, Dorothy Debosik received 849 votes, Wanda Lent received 710 votes, and Becky Clinard received 428 votes. Congratulations to Mary Jane Hansen, Dorothy Debosik, and Wanda Lent.

Stars & Galaxies 3/28/2019

Professor Charles Schweighauser returns to Oglesby Library Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 6:00 PM to present an illustrated slide lecture of stars and galaxies. He will cover the origin, evolution, and depths of stars, including our sun, and talk about the origin of the universe and galaxies, the evolution of the earth and galaxies, and the future of the universe.

Meet the Candidates Forum 3/12/2019

The Oglesby Public Library District is hosting a Meet the Candidates Forum for the general election on April 2, 2019. Individuals seeking elected office in the city have been invited to appear on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 PM to introduce themselves to the community and give a brief statement about themselves and what they plan to accomplish if elected.

Candidates will speak in the order they will appear on the ballot. After all the candidates have spoken they will be available for questions.

Oglesby Public Library District board candidates will be present and introduced but the focus of this forum is hearing from city candidates.

The program is open to the public free of charge. For more information, contact the library at 815-883-3619.

Mayoral Candidates:

  1. Dominic Rivara
  2. Donald J. Finley

Commissioner Candidates:

  1. Thomas J. Porter
  2. Eric Zborowski
  3. Carrie Lijewski
  4. Thomas R. Argubright
  5. Jason Curran
  6. Gregory M. Mcdermott
  7. Paul Danekas

Write-in Candidates (will not appear on the ballot):

  1. Jim Cullinan

Library District Candidates (to be introduced):

  1. Mary Jane Hansen
  2. Dorothy Debosik
  3. Wanda Lent
  4. Becky Clinard

The forum was published on the library’s Facebook page via Facebook Live. Click here to watch.

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