Assistant Library Director Ryan Johnson penned this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly. He reminds us that with your library card you have access to over 50 print magazine titles to check out, including The New Yorker, Consumer Reports, and People.
You can also download the Flipster App, login with your library card number, and you can download current or back issues any time day or night. “You never have to worry about renewal dates or waitlists,” Ryan said.
Ryan also reports that the library is celebrating Banned Books Week through the rest of September. Our display includes a contest that includes eight Mason jars, each filled with the shredded pages of previously banned books. Guess the titles for a chance to win a special prize. You may be surprised at what has been challenged or banned throughout the years.
The library will have an information booth set up at the Parks Department final Free Summer Movie on October 6. Before or during the Moana, you can get a new library card, renew your old one, and learn about the services you may not know are available. Ryan promises there will be fun giveaways and a Moana-themed photo booth.
Whether you wait until October 6 or if you come in before then, to renew an expired library card or get a new one, you need a photo ID and two items that show your address. Acceptable documents include a current utility bill, voter’s registration card, vehicle insurance card, or even your checks if they include your current address. You can learn more on our website.