Open House and Presentation Celebrating 20 Years 3/13/2018

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Come to the library between 1 and 4 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, for an open house and presentation celebrating the library being 20 years in this building on Woodland Avenue.

The presentation at 2:00 will honor those who helped build this building including: Irene Claudnic, library director at the time; previous Board members; the Hunter Family who donated to brick the building; Mike Beenenga, the mural artist; and a current staff member who has worked in both buildings.

Individuals and their contributions will be recognized whether or not they are able to attend.

A”door”able pets March 2018

adorable pets March 2018

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a fundraiser during the month of our 20th anniversary in this building to raise money toward pushbutton accessible front doors.

Do you think your pet is ADORABLE? Bring in a picture of your pet (approx. size 3×5 to 5×7) to the library by March 1!

We’ll put the pet photos on display and have containers for voting for the most adorable pet. Voting opens Saturday, March 3, during our IVAR pet adoption event.

Vote with money through the month for the pet photo you think is the most adorable.

Top entrants will be selected for prizes donated by local animal care companies (currently Novak-Rinker Veterinary Clinic; Ancare Veterinary Hospital; Brothers Country Supply; Bridgeview Veterinary Hospital; and Fetching Frieda’s Dog and Cat Emporium and Starved Rock Pet Resort; and Andy’s Pet Shop & Extreme Sports).

Winners will be contacted after the April Friends of the Library meeting.

Art of Design 9/21/2017

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On Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30 – 6:15 PM, artist Dan Laib is coming to Oglesby Library to do an entertaining and interactive kids presentation about art and design.

You’ll learn about the basic elements of design from stories, hand-painted puppets, magic, and live art demonstrations in a fun and entertaining way. At the conclusion of the show, you will step right into a popular fairy tale centered around design and be able to observe it firsthand.

This show is designed to be lots of fun and is sure to entertain, inform, and inspire you to greater creativity!

This program is supported by a grant from OmniArts.

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Book Sale 7/8/2017, 9-1


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, July 8, 2016, 9:00 – 1:00 PM

The Friends of the Oglesby Library are holding a book sale during Oglesby’s Summer Fun Fest at the library RAIN OR SHINE!

Want to donate books? Bring them to the library!

Want to help set up for the sale? Come to the library an hour before the sale!

Want to help clean up after the sale? Teardown time is from 1 – 2:30 PM, but with more hands, it should go faster!

Volunteers may set books aside for when the sale opens.

Our Summer Birds 5/18/17


On Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 6 – 7 PM, John McKee will present on common and uncommon birds found in LaSalle County only during the summer season. Using photos and recordings, he will explore some of their unique features and habits, what they look like, how they sound, and where they might be found.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oglesby Library.

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