Children’s author, Newbery honor winner, and Oglesby native Marion Dane Bauer is returning to Oglesby for a visit on May 14, 2019. Her Newbery Honor title On My Honor is based on a real event in her childhood: a drowning in the Vermillion River. Fifth-grade students will have the chance to meet her during their school day; everyone can meet her at Oglesby Library in the evening starting at 6:00 PM. Come listen as she walks down memory lane, telling about growing up in Oglesby and about her interest in writing. Marion will read from her recent picture book, The Stuff of Stars, answer questions about the writing process, chat about life, and sign your personal copies of her books.
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.
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.