The library now participates in OMNI, a group of 70+ libraries offering Overdrive downloadable books . OMNI has over 31,000 titles available for borrowing. With OMNI you can borrow up to 5 eBooks and/or eAudios at a time with a maximum of 12 per week. To use Omni, click this link https://omnilibraries.overdrive.com/ or download the Libby app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobooks from your public library. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.
To log in simply find the Oglesby Public Library District and enter your card number plus PIN (last four digits of card number)
As you all know due to COVID-19 the library has been closed since March 13, 2020. At this time the staff and board are working diligently to resume some library services as soon as possible. We will keep you updated via website, Facebook, and newsletter as to which services will be available and when. We understand everyone is anxious for us to re-open, however, we need to assess all safety measures for our staff as well as all our patrons. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing all of you again as soon as possible.
The Oglesby Public Library District will be CLOSED effective 5 p.m. Friday March 13 until April 1, 2020, out of an abundance of caution; no known exposure or cases have been reported.
A rising number of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases have now been reported within the Chicagoland area. Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our community. We have decided to CLOSE our buildings out of an abundance of caution; no known exposure or cases have been reported. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Current due dates will be extended to cover our closure. Items placed in our outside drop box will be checked in daily. We encourage patrons to use our digital library where you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of your home.
Feeling sick? Call your doctor directly. And everyone should…
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cough and sneeze in the crook of your elbow, or a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Friday, March 13, 10:30-11:30 AM – We are now offering 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 are led by Sandy Marini of IVCH.
Thursday, March 12, 5:30-6:30 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. Her program, “Edith’s Immigration Story,” details the childhood immigration story of the author’s mother, an unaccompanied minor, who fled Nazi Germany in 1938 all by herself.