Fireplace Restoration

Fireplace Fundraiser: We have started a fundraising drive to help with the costs of restoring the original fireplace! The fireplace was dismantled and plastered over at some point in the past and we are going to bring it back to it’s former glory. We have a lofty goal of raising $10,000 which will cover all of the costs associated with the restoration project. Please contact the Library Director, Andy Dettman, for further information @ 815.732.2724 or

Holiday Hours

Oregon Public Library will be closed Christmas Eve, December 24th Christmas Day, December 25th New Year’s Eve, December 31st New Year’s Day January 1st Have a safe and happy holiday!

Renovation Update

Library Renovation Update: Renovations have started. The installation of the elevator is officially underway. The footings and elevator shaft walls are being poured and we will be getting ready to cover the excavated area for the winter and will start on the small addition in the spring. Later this month the construction will move indoors. We will be starting on the two new restrooms first and then move onto the removal of a few walls, installing a new electrical panel and wiring, carpeting, painting, and reworking the front staircase in order to allow access to the lower level from the front door. This is the beginning of a long process but it will be worth it in the end!