Celebrate Children’s Book Week

From May 4-10, we will be celebrating Children’s Book Week at the library!

Children and teens who visit the library this week can sign up for a chance to win a book ranging in age level from board books to young adult novels. The drawings will be held throughout the week, so the earlier you sign up, the better your chances!

All the books are very popular and there is even a new release in the bunch! Stop by the library today to see the books on display and have your child drop their name in for the drawing!

Good luck!

Graphic Novels Now at the Library!

We are pleased to announce that there is now an assortment of graphic novels available at the Oglesby Public Library!

In addition to items we already had like The Walking Dead and some Japanese mangas, we’ve just added the following titles to our shelves:

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool: Complete Collection, Volume 1
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us, Volumes 1 & 2
  • Ms. Marvel: No Normal

Stop by the library today to pick one of these titles up!


If you are interested in helping the library grow our collection of graphic novels by making a donation, we would be interested in any bound graphic novels or manga novels. Anything that is stapled at the spine (like a single-issue periodical comic) would probably not be a good fit for us!

LaSalle-Peru Township High School Board Coffee Talk

Members of the LaSalle-Peru Township High School Board and superintendent Steve Wrobleski will meet with community members in an informal coffee talk meeting at 6pm on Thursday, April 16th here at the library.

This is part of a series of public meetings the LP School Board offers to give community members the opportunity to learn more about what is happening at LPHS this year.

Future coffee talk meetings will be announced later.

This meeting is open to the public.

Successful Meet the Candidates Night!

On Thursday, March 26th, the library hosted a Meet the Candidates Forum for Oglesby residents to meet and become familiar with all those running for either mayor, commissioner, or library board. We are happy to say that the night was a hit and we hope to continue this tradition for future elections.

The Oglesby Public Library District Board of Trustees and Staff Members would like to extend a huge thank you to all the candidates of Oglesby’s April 2015 election!

The candidates in attendance (listed alphabetically) were David Blair, Gary Carey, Shelley Cooke, Austin Cullinan, Donald Finley, Carrie Lijewski, Tom Porter, Dominic Rivara, Sam Tillman, Rich Vollmer, and Dennis Yborra. Pictures of the event can be view below.


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Meet the Candidates Forum

The Oglesby Public Library is hosting a Meet the Candidates Forum for the general election which takes place on Tuesday, April 7. Individuals seeking office for elected positions within the city have been invited to appear on Thursday, March 26 at 6pm.
Each candidate in the race for mayor, city commissioner, and library trustee has been invited to introduce themselves to the community and give a brief statement about themselves and what they plan to accomplish if elected. After all candidates have spoken they will be available for questions.
The program is open to the public free of charge.
For more information, feel free to contact the library at 815-883-3619.

Confirmed Participants

Mayoral Candidates:

David Blair

Donald Finley

Commissioner Candidates:

Gary Carey

Shelley Cooke

Austin Cullinan

Carrie Lijewski

Tom Porter

Dominic Rivara

Dennis Yborra

Library Board Candidates:

Sam Tillman

Rich Vollmer

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