Shawnna, our cataloger, offers a few video game recommendations from our wide collection. Whether you're looking for something for yourself or for the kids, Shawnna's insights make choosing a bit easier! It’s too hot to go outside -- here are some video games to try out instead. Nexomon Extinction Nexomon Extinction is a Pokémon knockoff. It has the same concept with a … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends-Shawnna’s Game Picks
There is still a month of SUMMER READING left at the library. Are you looking for something different for your child to read? Do you want to challenge your child to try something new? Why not READ THE RAINBOW?!? This month in the Children's Special Selections there are books for all ages with color words … Continue reading Read the RAINBOW
The New Plant Parent Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family Patrons often ask about the striking potted plants that grace our library. Fortunately, we have our resident expert, Annie in Circulation, to introduce a few of our residents. While visiting the library within the past year or so, you might have noticed our new residents! The … Continue reading Meet the OFPL Plants – What’s Growing at the Library?
History of Scrapbooking I was recently looking at some of the books the friends of the library had for sale. I came across Scrapbooking Your Favorite Family Memories. This book was published in in 2002, at the height of a renewed scrapbooking movement that started in the early 1990's. As a scrapbooker, who began this … Continue reading Be A Memory Keeper
Summer is in full swing and it's time for vacations to destinations near and far. Visit the library to check out different items to help your family pass the time while in the car, van, boat, plane, or even hot air balloon! Audio Books There are many books on CD to check out at the … Continue reading Road Trip!
Sharon, OFPL Circulation Assistant It is a pleasure to shine a spotlight on Circulation Assistant Sharon who joined us in December. Sharon brings experience in teaching, parenting and a rich background in literature. If you need a recommendation for yourself or your child, be sure and ask her when you see her. My love of … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Sharon in Circulation
One of my husband's requests, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse On principle, I never minded my husband asking me to pick up, return, and request his library books - before. But standing at the stove with two pots nearing critical heating points, my patience flamed out. Instead of snapping, Do it yourself! I patronizingly said "Let me … Continue reading Your Link to ALL the Books in ALL the Libraries
May 4th is the official, unofficial Star Wars day building off of the catch phrase in the movie, "May the force be with you." It started in 1977, when the first movie was released, and has caught on with Star Wars fans around the world. In 2013, Disney officially observed the holiday with activities and … Continue reading May the 4th Be With You!
From the Academy of American Poets - April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry. Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. The Author Spotlight this month celebrates the … Continue reading Poetry for Kids (and kids at heart)
What type of cook are you? What do you enjoy most about being in the kitchen? How has your diet changed over the years? This is what we are exploring this month with our Cookbook Display. Whoever you are and whatever you do, cooking is an integral part of our lives. Yes, dining out and … Continue reading Let’s Get Cooking