We are headed for the end of 2019. Soon we will all be making our New Year's resolutions (well some of us will). Since we are so close, there is no better time than the present to feature some books that will help you get a head start on your 2020 goals. Remember- anytime is … Continue reading The End is Near…
It is that time of year again where ghosts and goblins come out to play and creepy things howl in the night. We have all kinds of books at the library that will terrify and scare you, but if you are looking for something “not so scary” to read this month, then check out the … Continue reading Not So Scary, Scary Stories For Kids
Just in time for autumn's darkening days and the upcoming haunts of Halloween, Stephen Chbosky's Imaginary Friend is a perfect horror novel that taps into the common fears that most of us experienced as children. While I wouldn't have suspected that the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower would conjure up such a … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Imaginary Friend
This month we introduce Rachel H. in our Meet the Staff post. Rachel brought a lively cheerfulness to the O’Fallon Public Library when she joined us in June, and she is still a source of youthful energy. When you see her at the front desk, be sure to ask her about Star Wars. Rachel and … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Rachel H.
Usually I'm introducing the staff member who's sharing a favorite, but this time I was so excited about this new book that I just had to talk about how clever and satisfying it is. When I first read the book-jacket summary of Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty I knew it had all the … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
What is STEAM? STEAM is an educational approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Instead of teaching each subject separately, STEAM projects incorporate aspects of all five studies. The STEAM Clubs at the library are designed for children ages 9 and up. STEAM Club Science will meet at 4:30 on the second Monday … Continue reading New STEAM Clubs for Kids!
Back to school season always represents new beginnings to me so this week's theme tying new title recommendations relates to fresh starts. Maybe since the kids are back in school you'll have time to start a new project, then Find Your Artistic Voice: the Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic by Lisa Congdon could … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Fresh Starts