Update to Fine Policy

Effective June 30, 2015:

The Oglesby Public Library Board of Trustees has voted to instate a zero-tolerance fine policy for patrons wishing to use the computers. Our current policy on fines for checking out physical materials from the library will remain unchanged. Please have a look at this notice for further information on the details of this change.

If you have any questions at all regarding this change or want to know the current standing of your account, please feel to call the library at 815-883-3619 or stop in to see us at your convenience!

Join Us for Our Summer Reading Program!

Starting Wednesday, June 10th at 1pm:

Read to the Rhythm at year’s Summer Reading Program!

Get ready to sing, dance, and make some noise at this music-themed youth event!

According to the Illinois Library Association, national research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.

Why not spend some time at your library this summer?

No sign-up is necessary and all children up to 5th grade are welcome to join us for story reading, crafts, music, and snacks! The program will run every Wednesday at the same time throughout June and into July. Please check the calendar for exact dates.

We recommend that a parent or guardian accompanies any children under the age of 8 to the program, but older children are welcome to be dropped off and picked up afterward.

Feel free to give us a call at 815-883-3619 if you have any questions!

A-DOOR-able Baby Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Brianna Nichole Rexroad along with her proud parents Amanda Peavler and Jake Rexroad!!!


We had a close race between eight simply adorable babies in the contest, but it was Brianna who came out on top and raised $85.05 for the library! Her and her family got to take home the grand prize, which was a $50 Visa gift card!



The Friends of the Library, the Oglesby Public Library Staff, and Library Board Members would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who participated and donated as part of this contest. We raised a large chunk of our goal towards building the door and we couldn’t have done it without you! The Staff and Board Members would also like to thank the Friends of the Library for facilitating the contest!

Annual Book Sale Returns on Saturday June 6th!

On Saturday, June 6th from 8am-2pm, the Friends of the Library are once again hosting our annual Book Sale!

We have thousands of books ready to go for this exciting sale that takes place during Oglesby Summer Fun Fest! There so many amazing titles for all ages just waiting for a good home! With books by popular authors, non-fiction bestsellers, and timeless classics – you’ll find the perfect selection of books to read while relaxing in the hammock or soaking up the rays on the beach this summer!

Everything is priced to move so stop by early to have the biggest selection!

Want to donate books for the sale? Feel free to stop by the library anytime before 4pm on Friday, June 5th with your donations and we will add them to the sale!

A-DOOR-able Baby Contest Voting!

The voting period for our A-DOOR-able Baby Contest is underway! To vote for an adorable baby, just stop by the library and drop some spare dollar bills or change into one of the jars located at the circulation desk!

If you have a baby in the contest, remember to tell your family and friends to stop by to vote! The more people stopping in, the better!

The winning baby’s family will receive a $50 Visa gift card and all the money collected during the voting period will help the library build a new emergency exit in the children’s room!

Stop in soon because voting ends June 1st!

Congratulations to Our Drawing Winners!

This April during Library Week and May during Children’s Book Week we held several drawings for books. We would now like to acknowledge our winners!


During Library Week:

Adult Ficiton:

Janice Rogowski won Memory Man by David Baldacci.

During Children’s Book Week:

Board Book:

Daniel Ricci won Giggle by Caroline Jane Church.

Juvenile Fiction:

Estevan Alfaro won I Survived the Nazi Invasion by Lauren Tarshis.

Caleb Bjerkaas won I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic by Lauren Tarshis.

Charles Niemiec won I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii by Lauren Tarshis.

Michele Inman won Cam Jansen and the Millionaire Mystery by David A. Adler.

Emily Guardarrama won Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Series by Nancy Krulik.

Tiffany Bottoms won Amber Brown is Tickled Pink by Paula Danziger.

Young Adult Fiction:

Justin Isbell won The Heir by Kiera Cass.

Angelina Pelka won Maximum Ride Forever by James Patterson.

Congratulations to all of our winners! Stay tuned in the future for more drawings!

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