Recent Updates

Retirement Open House 3/30/2019

Pam Delvallee is retiring! Please join us for a cake and punch open house honoring her retirement after 21 years of dedicated service at Oglesby


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!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Fri, January 4, 3pm – 5pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, 3-4:45 PM drop off
Saturday, January 5, 2019 pick up
Stuffed animals are invited to a sleepover at the library on the last Friday night of winter break. Drop off your stuffed animal after 3:00 PM. Fill out information about your stuffed pet, and come back Saturday morning to get your pet and find out what he or she did after hours in the library! Look for pictures of your stuffed animal’s adventures on the library’s Facebook page. Please do not bring the stuffed animal you MUST have to fall asleep.

Stars & Galaxies 3/28/2019

Professor Charles Schweighauser returns to Oglesby Library Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 6:00 PM to present an illustrated slide lecture of stars and galaxies. He will cover the origin, evolution, and depths of stars, including our sun, and talk about the origin of the universe and galaxies, the evolution of the earth and galaxies, and the future of the universe.

Meet the Candidates Forum 3/12/2019

The Oglesby Public Library District is hosting a Meet the Candidates Forum for the general election on April 2, 2019. Individuals seeking elected office in the city have been invited to appear on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 PM to introduce themselves to the community and give a brief statement about themselves and what they plan to accomplish if elected.

Candidates will speak in the order they will appear on the ballot. After all the candidates have spoken they will be available for questions.

Oglesby Public Library District board candidates will be present and introduced but the focus of this forum is hearing from city candidates.

The program is open to the public free of charge. For more information, contact the library at 815-883-3619.

Mayoral Candidates:

  1. Dominic Rivara
  2. Donald J. Finley

Commissioner Candidates:

  1. Thomas J. Porter
  2. Eric Zborowski
  3. Carrie Lijewski
  4. Thomas R. Argubright
  5. Jason Curran
  6. Gregory M. Mcdermott
  7. Paul Danekas

Write-in Candidates (will not appear on the ballot):

  1. Jim Cullinan

Library District Candidates (to be introduced):

  1. Mary Jane Hansen
  2. Dorothy Debosik
  3. Wanda Lent
  4. Becky Clinard

The forum was published on the library’s Facebook page via Facebook Live. Click here to watch.

Organize Your Paper Without Resorting to Arson 2/28/2019

Are you having trouble remembering the color of your countertop? Has a cluttered desk cost you money in late fees and problems with others? Will you have your papers together for taxes this year? On Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 PM Professional Organizer Kate Varness will present “Organize Your Paper Without Resorting to Arson,” showing you how to:

Tackle paper clutter when it comes in the door
Decide if your papers are alive, dead, or sleeping
Find alternatives to filing if you are a piler
Create a system easy enough to maintain; and
Know what papers you can discard

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Weather Closings Jan 28, 29, and 30, 2019

Due to the projected bitterly cold weather, Oglesby Library will close at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, January 28, remain closed all day Wednesday January 30, and open at noon and close at 5:00 PM on Thursday January 31, 2019.

STAY SAFE AND WARM. We won’t charge fines for anything due Wednesday.

We will be RESCHEDULING the “Organize Your Paper Without Resorting to Arson” guest presentation from Thursday night to February 28, 2019, at 5:30.

Call the library with questions, 815-883-3619.

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