ofallon-weeklyIn this week’s O’Fallon Weekly column, Library Director Molly Scanlan, introduced the new Adult Services Manager, Renny McBride.  Renny comes to us from Bloomington Public Library where she was reference librarian and ran the summer reading program. An alumna of the University of Illinois where she earned her master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Renny is looking forward to working with the patrons here and adding her experience and insights to library programming as well as technology and social media.

As many of you may know, Renny replaces Ryan Johnson who is now our Assistant Director.  He recently attended the American Library Association convention courtesy of Ebsco to help with a presentation about our new website.  If you have questions or suggestions about our new website, call Ryan at (618)-632-3783.

The library’s annual report will soon be on our website, but Molly wrote that almost all areas of service at the library have increased.

“In the last Fiscal Year, we had 170,000 people walk through our doors compared to 150,000 the year before.  Materials check-out were also us as well as program attendance!”

This probably comes as no surprise to the Youth Services department that has registered over 840 participants in the Summer Reading Program.  But who can resist miniature horses and a trip to a farm to see llamas and goats up close?

Molly also  wrote that the electrical work at the O’Fallon Villas construction site next door will be completed after hours and have no effect on library operations, putting to rest the rumors about possible library closure.

For more information about events and resources at the library, check out our calendar or explore the databases available on our website.

As always, you can read more about the library in the O’Fallon Weekly  on stands or in your mailbox each Wednesday.

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