In 2016 Oglesby Public Library District Board of Trustees, the Library Director, and library staff members began working on a strategic plan with input from the people of Oglesby. A Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 (linked) was adopted at the board meeting on March 27, 2017.
The Library Board continues to revisit the Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan progress (linked) was reviewed and updated at the board meeting on March 25, 2019.
As part of its legal responsibilities, the Oglesby Public Library District Board of Trustees adopts policies to regulate the library’s operations. The policies help the library provide fair and equitable service to all patrons of the library.
The library’s policies are found in the below document:
Oglesby Public Library District Policy Manual, last revised June 2018
The library also adheres to the following state-wide codes and policies.
Residents — Residents living within the jurisdictional boundaries of the city of Oglesby and who pay taxes to the Oglesby Library District are eligible to receive an Oglesby Public Library card at no cost.
Non-residents — Those living outside the city of Oglesby and not within the boundaries of another public library may purchase an Oglesby Public Library card at the rate of $60.00 per year. Non-resident cards must be renewed and the non-resident fee paid on an annual basis. This nonresident fee is determined according to the General Mathematical Formula established by the Illinois State Library. It takes the library’s income from property taxes, divides it by the population in Oglesby Public Library District, then multiplies the result by the average number of persons per household in the district to obtain the average cost per household.
Registration — Adults wishing to register for a library card must bring with them one photo ID and a piece of mail that includes their current address with a postmark date or billing date within a month of library card registration. These forms of identification include but are not limited to driver’s license, utility bills, mail, or voter’s registration card.
Children 12 and under must have a parent fill out an initial application for a library card. Children under the age of 16 may use the proof of residency provided by their parent. Children 16 and over may choose to provide their own proof of residency or use that of their parent.
Lost Cards — There is a $2.00 fee to replace lost, damaged, destroyed, or stolen library cards.
All patron records are kept strictly confidential per Illinois law.