The library maintains extensive files regarding local history. These files were curated by Evelyn Moyle throughout the years in conjunction with the Oglesby Historical Society. To make some of this information more accessible to the public, the library is currently developing a browsing collection of local history resources available for use within the library.
Anyone wishing to conduct research or desiring to review local history materials should contact the library to set an appointment with a member of the staff. With advanced notice, library staff are able to search the historical files and have available the requested materials. Please note, some materials may require more time to research and some information may have been relocated to the local historical society.
Click on Local History to access the pdf list of everything in our Local History collection.
Genealogical materials may be found at the La Salle County Genealogy Guild.
High school yearbooks are at the LaSalle-Peru High School and at Peru Public Library.