Book Club meets 5/8/2017


Book Club at the Oglesby Library meets on the second Monday of each month.

Our next meeting is Monday, May 8, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM. Interested? Read The Tea-Olive Bird-Watching Society by Augusta Trobaugh and come ready to talk about it.

We’ll have tea and macaroons this month.


We met Monday, April 10, 2017, to discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George; we had cheese and crackers.


Upcoming titles list:

June: Suspect by Robert Crais

July: No meeting

August: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

September: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

October: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

November: a classic TBD

December: a holiday book of your choice

First Aid and CPR Certification 3/11/2017

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This 3 to 6 hour program for high school students and adults teaches participants how to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

Program will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 10:30 AM – 3 PM.

Free two-year certification through the Red Cross.
Please register.
Bring a lunch.

Hearty Soups & Stews 2/16/2017

Hearty soups and stews

Susan Glassman returns to the Oglesby Library on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 5:30-6:30 PM with another great-tasting informational program. Program includes a slide presentation, free recipes, soup garnishes food demonstration, and recipe sample.

Soup is nutritious and generally inexpensive to prepare – many delicious soups start with last night’s dinner. Great soup starts with creating layers of flavor. It warms you up from the inside out on a cold winter night.

Enjoy learning about soup terms, stocks, and the many nutritious benefits of soup at the Oglesby Library!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oglesby Library.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover 1/6/2017


IMAG0161Stuffed animals are invited to a sleepover at the library on Friday, January 6, 2017, the last Friday night of winter break.

Kids, come in to drop off your stuffed animal after 3:30 PM. We’ll have you fill out a nametag with some information about your pet.

Come back Saturday morning to get your stuffed animal 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 on Saturday!

Please do not bring the stuffed animal you MUST have to fall asleep.

Saturday, January 7, the library will accept donations of gently used stuffed animals for local children who need some cheer this winter. If you have other stuffed animals you are no longer playing with that you would like to give away, feel free to bring them along when you come to pick up your stuffed animal on Saturday.

Call the library (815) 883-3619 with any questions.

Pictures from the sleepover are available here.

Cold weather is coming 12/2016


Brrr! The cold days of winter are here! Come in to the library, pick up a stack of books, and curl up where it’s warm to read!

If you can’t make it in, visit our eBook catalog and use your library card to check something out to read. You can read books on the Axis 360 app or even read them online!

If you must travel, check out Illinois Department of Transportation’s Winter Road Conditions website. You can see if roads you wish to travel are reported to be clear of ice and snow, covered with patches of ice and snow, or snow or ice covered.

Food for Fines November 7 – 19, 2016

Food for Fines 7 - 19 November

Along with other area libraries, the Oglesby Library is participating in the 7th 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.

Suggested food items include cereal, canned fruits & vegetables, soups, and canned meats. Don’t have any overdue fines? Feel free to bring donations anyway. We take all donations to area food pantries.


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