Skip to main content

News & Events


At Oostburg Public Library pride ourselves on offering top-notch services and a wide range of programs for kids, adults, and anyone in between. Here, you'll find up-to-date information, recommendations, and event postings to keep you in the know about what's happening at Oostburg Public Library

Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrated every June 19th to commemorate the day the last enslaved African Americans were freed in 1885. Notably, this was over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect. Around 2,000 Union Soldiers marched into Galveston, Texas, to announce that all of the over 250,000 slaves in Texas had been granted their freedom.

Celebrate this momentous days in history by reading some books by African American authors, which highlight and celebrate the black experience in America.