Candy Sushi 8/13/2019

Teens, come create colorful and delicious candy “sushi” rolls using a variety of candies (Rice Krispies, Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish Fish, etc.) that you can eat or take home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from 3:30 until around 4:30 PM.

For teens (grades 6 and up), please sign up.

Hot days, cool library!

Our AC works and we’re available if you need a cool place to get out of the heat. We have comfy chairs, games and movies, friendly staff, and lots of cool books. Mondays and Fridays we’re open 10-5, Tuesday through Thursday 10-8, and Saturday 10-4. Hope to see you, and stay cool!

Hamilton Duel Trivia 7/9/2019

Hamilton star picture

Teens, test your trivia knowledge of Broadway’s hit musical, Hamilton, at Oglesby Public Library District.

Battle other fans to win a pair of tickets to Hamilton: The Exhibition in Chicago – an exhibition where you can see Alexander Hamilton’s story through his eyes in a 360-degree immersive museum exhibition from the creators of the revolutionary musical.

For teens (grades 6 and up), please sign up to participate.

Check out a Hamilton book while you wait!

Summer Reading is coming 6/19/2019

Summer Reading is almost here!

This year’s summer reading program theme is “It’s Showtime at Your Library”

All children preschool K to 5th grade (going into 6th grade) are welcome to join us for various programs and activities!

For preschool children; a program with stories, crafts, and snacks will run on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, from June 19 to July 17, for about forty-five minutes. On July 24 at 2:00, you are invited to join the afternoon program group for our concluding musical, magical presentation hosted by Mr. Steve! 

For K to 5th grade, the program will run on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM, from June 19 to July 24, for about an hour. You’ll keep track of minutes read.

Full funding for our concluding musical, magical presentation hosted by Mr. Steve on July 24 was received from The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund.

For teens (sixth grade and up) we have BINGO reading challenge cards. We also have some fun events planned for you: June 18, 6 PM Deconstruction Day, July 9, 1 PM Hamilton Duel Trivia, and July 16, 6 PM Oreo Tasting – see the calendar page or follow our Facebook page for more details.

For adults, we have BINGO challenge cards to challenge you to read outside of your comfort zone AND, since it’s SHOWTIME at the library, for adults and interested ages, we will be showing some MOVIES in the library

Anticipated movie titles and times are listed on the calendar page; we plan to show Marvel movies on Mondays until we get through the entire series, host occasional First Hold watch parties, and show some classic movies or hold sensory sensitive showings.

We request that a parent or guardian accompany any children under the age of 8. Older children are welcome to be dropped off and picked up or to come on their own.

We ALL win when we read!

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