Beyond Books, Some Thoughts about the Library by Director Ryan Johnson

It’s fun being a librarian. Sure, there are rough days with upset patrons, overwhelmed staff and crying kids, but in general it’s fun. One of the fun things is reading peoples’ reactions when they ask what I do for a living. “You’re a librarian! You don’t look like a librarian!” I never quite know how … Continue reading Beyond Books, Some Thoughts about the Library by Director Ryan Johnson

Pride and Prejudice — Climbing the Stairs with an O’Fallon Librarian

This is the latest entry in "Climbing the Stairs," a series of blog posts that explores and celebrates the classic titles painted on the O'Fallon Public Library's staircase. Today we will be discussing "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. Though published in 1813, myriad fans, of the book and the films that have been made … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice — Climbing the Stairs with an O’Fallon Librarian

July Supply Drive and Banned Books in Library News & Notes

Did you know that July carries the title of National Anti-Boredom month? The recognition of July as National Anti-Boredom Month was developed by Alan Caruba in the 1980’s. He chose the month, says nationaldaycalendar.com because: “there’s not much going on and it’s the hotter part of the summer break from school.” Mr. Caruba must not … Continue reading July Supply Drive and Banned Books in Library News & Notes