5 Star Fridays · Uncategorized · YA

2018’s Top 3 Young Adult Fantasy Novels

Young adult fantasy books dominate the genre so you may have trouble even just sifting through the ones only published in 2018. To make that choice easier, I’ve picked three Young Adult Fantasy novels to read this Spring. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi  “I’m going to write a story that’s so good… Continue reading 2018’s Top 3 Young Adult Fantasy Novels

announcements · In Case You Missed It · O'Fallon Community · o'fallon public library

ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 18, 2018

“Part of the library’s mission is to provide resources, services, and programs that meet the needs of our diverse community,” said Assistant Director Ryan Johnson in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly column.  “Along with that, we also strive to emphasize lifelong learning and encourage reading.” Ryan continued saying that most often, patrons will browse the shelves  – as in shopping at the… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 18, 2018

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Force of Nature by Jane Harper – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title recommendation, Jane Harper’s Force of Nature, is perfect for those of us who want the experience of travel but cannot physically go to Australia.  Listening to the narrator on the audiobook brings the land-down-under closer, especially when the setting – an inhospitable bushland in a mountain range – is as integral to the plot as the… Continue reading Force of Nature by Jane Harper – New Title Tuesday

Featured Content · online resources · Spotlight

MedlinePlus – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

If you’ve ever been a patient, a parent, or a caregiver, then no doubt you’ve had questions before or after seeing the doctor.  While I’ve been known to google symptoms and self-diagnose, the fact is that there are too many ads and there is no guarantee that the information is reliable or current. That’s why… Continue reading MedlinePlus – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

5 Star Fridays · Uncategorized

Newberry Honor Books to Read Right Now

Sometimes here at the library, adults are afraid to ask for children’s books, but I want to tell you all that we love children’s books too! As a child, myself, I remember being delighted that my great uncle also attended every Harry Potter midnight release. So if it was okay for my 85-year-old uncle to read Children’s… Continue reading Newberry Honor Books to Read Right Now

announcements · From the Director · In Case You Missed It · o'fallon public library

ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 11, 2018

Library Director Molly Scanlan shared patron stories of gratitude in this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly.   Along with a yummy cake, Melissa sent a note of appreciation to Assistant Director Ryan Johnson and the very special staff who helped Melissa achieve her professional goal.  She wrote: “A sincere and significant thank you goes out to… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 11, 2018

Featured Content · New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory · Uncategorized

The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday, The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú, is timely, humanistic, and at times bucolic and savage.  It’s one part whispered confession and one part academic instruction. Publisher’s Summary: For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in… Continue reading The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú – New Title Tuesday