Summer ReadingLibrary Director Molly Scanlan reported on all the events at the library in the most recent edition of the O’Fallon Weekly.  At the top of the list is the Summer Reading Program that runs from June 3 – July 29.  You can register online then pick up your summer reading bag during your next visit to the library.

You won’t want to miss the kick off carnival Saturday, June 3, 10 AM – Noon, at the Katy Cavins center. No registration is required to enjoy the games, prizes, food, and fun.

In addition to the children’s Reading By Design summer program, the adults and teens also have summer events.  An Adult Writer’s Contest is now accepting submissions for best overall poem, essay, or short story through August 1. Cash prizes will be awarded to the works selected by the four-judge panel.  Winners will be announced August 21.  For more information about the guidelines for how to submit your original work click here.

The adult and teen summer challenges that include chances to win prizes by writing reviews, attending events, and posting to social media.  Three adult and three teen winners will be announced August 1 as well.  For more information click either adult or teen.Audio books.jpg

To celebrate  Audiobook Month, we encourage you to tell us why you love audiobooks before the end of June for a chance to win a pair of LG Bluetooth Headphones.  If you have not yet listened to an audio book, browse titles from our catalog and listen via CD’s, play-away, or download through Overdrive or the Cloud Library.


Ryan Johnson

Molly also provided updates on a few personnel changes at the library.  Laura Picato has stepped up to fill the new position of Circulation Lead, and Ryan Johnson is moving from Adult Services Manager to Assistant Director.  In a few weeks, we welcome Renny McBride as the new Adult Services Manager.  She is coming from the Bloomington Public Library  and is a graduate of the University of Illinois Library and Information Science program.

Finally, you may have already noticed that the library website has been updated, thanks, Ryan, for getting the ball rolling.  While we hope that the transition is seamless, we ask for your input if you encounter a problem or if you have a suggestion.

Be sure and check out next week’s “O’Fallon Library News & Notes” in the O’Fallon Weekly.

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