Sadie Says Thank You!

Thank you to all of our patrons who brought in recyclable bottles, caps, and lids. With your help, Queen Sadie may have met her goal! Keep an eye on your local newspaper or our library news page as she takes her final loads of recyclable items to be sorted and weighed.

November Reading Challenge

Fall into a good book this November with the November Reading Challenge at the Olney Public Library. Come in to pick up a Reading Challenge BINGO Card, and fill out a winning column, row, or four-corners to enter to win in our November drawing. Keep the same card and fill it into a blackout card to enter the special blackout drawing. BINGO cards can also be picked up with November’s Super One-Year Edition Newsletter or individually at the desk. Good luck and happy reading!

Before the Big Yellow Bus


“Before the Big Yellow Bus” is now available for purchase at the Olney Public Library. Single copies are $30 each. If you purchase two together, the total will be $55, for a $5 savings! Ron Scherer and Yvonne Scherer-Meckfessel will also be in at the library on October 17th at 2:00pm for a book signing and a presentation on the one-room schoolhouses of Richland County.

Shaking Out the Dust

The new Olney Public Library website is now live! We’re still in the process of finding out what we still need to add and what can be taken away compared to the previous website. If you have any questions, can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, or have suggestions of what you think we should work on, send us an email at

New Website Underway

The construction of the new Olney Public Library website has begun. Many changes will be happening over the next few days. Plans are to have the majority of the website completed by Sept. 1st. Due note that some functionality may be missing on the 1st due to the tight time constraint but should be restored shortly. Keep checking back for more updates and news from the Olney Public Library.