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.

Oglesby Library mourns the passing of Evelyn Moyle

Evelyn Moyle

Oglesby Library mourns the passing of Evelyn Moyle, a woman who dedicated many years and much time to improving the Oglesby Library.

Evelyn volunteered many hours organizing our Local History resource center, listing and filing articles, photographs, sound and video recordings, and books about the LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby area. She helped coordinate the writing and publishing of “Oglesby, Our Home Town, 1902-2002” and helped with the grant to build the current location, which was dedicated in March of 1998.

Evelyn was a member of the Oglesby Library Board of Trustees for 34 years, from 1981 to 2015, and she was President of the board from 1988 to 2014. After she resigned from the board in September of 2015 she was named president emeritus of the Oglesby Public Library Board.

A portion of the Oglesby Library is designated “Albert Moyle and Evelyn Moyle Local History Resource Center” in honor of Evelyn and her father (who had served on the board for 40 years) for their efforts in preserving Oglesby’s history.

Link to Evelyn’s obituary in the News Tribune

Link to October 10, 2015, News Tribune article about Evelyn being named president emeritus of the Oglesby Library Board

Link to November 3, 2014, News Tribune article about Evelyn and the Local History Center

Link to March 30, 2012, News Tribune article about Evelyn being inducted into the IVCC-LPO Hall of Fame

Link to August 13, 2010, News Tribune article about Evelyn preserving Local History at Oglesby Library and about Evelyn’s life in Oglesby

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