I was grateful I had a couple of days off work so I could read Our Little Secret by Roz Nay with very few breaks. This New Title Tuesday selection kept me guessing right up to the last three pages – that is if I actually trust the narrator. Publisher’s Summary: THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE… Continue reading Our Little Secret by Roz Nay – New Title Tuesday
Library Director Molly Scanlan had a lot to share in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly – particularly those who are planning vacations. “The Library has plenty of children’s audiobooks on CD available,” she said. “Many have the book included so your child can read along.” Stop by the children’s section to browse for favorites to take along on… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, June 20, 2018
This New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop is a slow, simmering narrative that explores the tight grip of local corruption and systemic racism in a depression era small town in Jim Crow Louisiana. Publisher’s Summary: “One of the finest writers of her generation” (Brad Watson), and author of three previously acclaimed novels,… Continue reading The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop – New Title Tuesday
It’s Summer Reading Program time! If you or any kids you know need some new reading recommendations for summer, O’Fallon Public Library has some just for you! These Middle Grade adventure stories are sure to capture your interest–perhaps with just the book covers alone–I mean check out the artwork on them. These stories are perfect… Continue reading 3 Middle Grade Adventure Stories for Summer
In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, Assistant Director Ryan Johnson invites people of all ages to enjoy the fun summer activities at the library. “Summer is definitely our most happening time of year,” Ryan said. “With the kids out of school, and the adults in their lives looking for ways to keep them busy and engaged, we… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, June 13, 2018
Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen is raw and visceral, but also an accessible collection of poems from a point of view that needs to be heard. Note, a reader’s advisory is in place due to the adult themes and sexual content. Nguyen’s thirty-nine poems in this volume are confessions of his search for acceptance… Continue reading Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen – New Title Tuesday
Happy Pride Month, library patrons. Help to support representation in literature, and consider reading a book written by a member of the LGBTQIA+ community! Less by Andrew Sean Greer Less by Andrew Sean Greer is a 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and it’s one of the few comedic novels to have ever won a Pulitzer. When Arthur,… Continue reading Read Books by LGBTQ+ Authors for Pride!
Close to 900 people have registered for this year’s Summer Reading Program, Library Director Molly Scanlan wrote in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly. It’s not too late to register, she said. Setting up your free account just takes a couple of minutes. Adults, register yourselves first and then your children under your account as additional readers. Molly also shared some of… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, June 6, 2018