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

Art of Design 9/21/2017

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On Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30 – 6:15 PM, artist Dan Laib is coming to Oglesby Library to do an entertaining and interactive kids presentation about art and design.

You’ll learn about the basic elements of design from stories, hand-painted puppets, magic, and live art demonstrations in a fun and entertaining way. At the conclusion of the show, you will step right into a popular fairy tale centered around design and be able to observe it firsthand.

This show is designed to be lots of fun and is sure to entertain, inform, and inspire you to greater creativity!

This program is supported by a grant from OmniArts.

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2017 Eclipse Event

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The eclipse event was a big hit here on August 21, 2017. The weather looked like it was not going to cooperate with cloudy skies and even RAIN, but we watched NASA’s feed indoors until the rain stopped and we could watch the solar eclipse outdoors.

We had Oreos (because you can make your own picture of the eclipse with them) and popcorn (because we like popcorn).

Book Sale 7/8/2017, 9-1


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, July 8, 2016, 9:00 – 1:00 PM

The Friends of the Oglesby Library are holding a book sale during Oglesby’s Summer Fun Fest at the library RAIN OR SHINE!

Want to donate books? Bring them to the library!

Want to help set up for the sale? Come to the library an hour before the sale!

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.

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