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Library closed 7/4/2018

The library will close early (at 5:00) on Tuesday, July 3 and remain closed on Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day. The library will reopen

WELCOME!

The Oglesby Public Library is proud to have been serving the people of the Oglesby Library District since 1920.

We open six days a week at 10am, but are closed on Sundays and holidays. The following items can be checked out from our library: Books, DVDs, magazines, audio books, CDs, and ebooks.

Is there something you would like to order that we don't have? Call us or stop in so we can order it for you from another library!

We have six public computers with Internet access that are available in hour long sessions, up to two sessions per day.

We also provide copy and fax services for a small fee.

Please check out our F.A.Q. for more information!

Book Sale 6/16/2018, 9-1

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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

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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

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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.

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