Town Hall Meeting 11/16/2018

Join the Oglesby Public Library Board of Trustees for a town hall meeting after hours at Oglesby Library on Friday, November 16, 2018, starting at 6:30 PM as we discuss the results of our October community survey, talk about the direction for the library’s future, and invite community comments. We hope to see you there!

Food for Fines Nov. 5-17, 2018

Along with other area libraries, the Oglesby Library is participating in the 9th annual Food for Fines program. During these two weeks only, the library will accept canned or boxed non-perishable food donations towards payment of library fines.

Each donated food item pays $1.00 in library fines, up to 25 items per patron. Donated food is only accepted for overdue fines, not for lost or damaged books, card replacement, prints or faxes, or nonresident fees.

Don’t have any overdue fines? Feel free to bring donations anyway. We will take all donations to area food pantries.

As in past years, the collected donations go to area food pantries, helping restock shelves in November and December.

Suggested food items include canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereals, pasta mixes, and canned meats. Items must be in their original, unopened packaging. Homemade or perishable items, damaged packages, outdated food, or glass containers are not accepted.

 

The Ghost Army of WWII 10/16/2018

Interested in the exploits of 1,100 daring GIs who served in a bold, fascinating, secret World War II unit? The 23rd HQ Special Troops, also known as The Ghost Army, was an unsung top-secret deception unit that used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and illusion to fool Hitler’s legions on the battlefields of Europe. Many of the soldiers were artists, recruited to handle visual trickery. In stolen moments, they painted and sketched all they saw. 

The Ghost Army of WWII presentation on Tues, October 16, 2018, from 5:30 to 6:45 PM will bring their exploits to life with video clips of veterans, WWII footage, photos, maps, and more.

There will be a Q&A session included. Presenter Rick Beyer co-authored the New York Times bestseller The Ghost Army of WWII and produced the PBS documentary The Ghost Army. His books and DVDs will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oglesby Library.

Voter Registration 8/7/2018

Are you registered to vote? If not, representatives from Illinois Valley March to the Polls will be at the library during a two-hour time period to help you through the process.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, they will be here from 10 – 12 PM.

Remember, voting is the first Tuesday in November!

Book Sale 6/16/2018, 9-1

Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 9 AM to 1 PM in the library’s circle drive during Oglesby’s Summer Fun Fest.

Kids who participate in the first week of Summer Reading will receive a card for 2 free books of their choice from the Book Sale!

Want to donate books for the sale? Bring them to the library anytime!

Want to help set up for the sale? Come to the library an hour before the sale to shift tables and carry boxes of books!

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.

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

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.

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