The Osgood Public Library was started by members of the Osgood Entre Nous Club in 1911. The original library was housed in one room. Osgood is noted as having the first public library in the county. A couple of years later the library received a grant from the Carnegie Foundation and in August of 1914 the building was dedicated. In 2006 a major renovation of the Carnegie Library and a 4,086 foot addition was dedicated. This project was funded in part by the Reynolds Foundation and the Rising Sun Community Foundation.
The beautifully renovated Carnegie Room is used for several purposes. Our nonfiction collection as well as our media collection is housed in the area. We also have peaceful and inviting seating areas where one can read the local, state, or national news or just get comfortable with a good book.
The Indiana Room sits inside the Carnegie Room. This room houses our local and Indiana history. Most importantly it is the place where you can find local genealogy resources. For more information visit our Genealogy page.
Formally known as the YA Room the Teen Zone is taking on a new look. This area is specifically for teens ages 13-18, a place they can call their own, hang out with their friends, connect to the free wi-fi, play games or find a good book.
Lot of fun things happen in the Children's room all year long; storytimes, crafts, games, Lego building, and movies just to name a few. There are computers specifically for children, areas for creative play and lots of books.
MEETING ROOMMeeting Room available for use.
The Osgood Public Library provides meeting room space in the lower level of the original Carnegie Building. This room is provided for individuals or groups on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of those who are requesting meeting room use. For more information about our meeting room and our policy click the link below.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration. ~ Andrew Carnegie