In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, Ryan Johnson, Assistant Library Director, shed light on how much OFPL card holders save through borrowing books, DVDs, and attending free events such as children’s story times, yoga classes, and tutoring sessions. By using the American Library Association calculator, Ryan and his team determined that the savings is roughly $700 per person, per year.
With 7500 active card holders, that’s an incredible value that your library provides. For a more specific amount based on your actual library usage, Ryan recommends plugging in your usage on the ALA personal calculator. You can also check out the other stats and figures on our value webpage.
“If you are one of the many people who made a New Year’s Resolution to be more money-wise, using the library more should definitely be on your to-do list,” Ryan said.
And while you’re here saving money, be sure to participate in our Library-Wide Scavenger Hunt. “We have versions for both kids and adults. There are completion prizes just for finishing the hunt (fidget spinners for kids, ice scrapers for adults),” Ryan reported. Adult participants will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize – a gift basket with wonderful winter-themed items.
This Saturday, Jan 13, 10:30-Noon, we will host a Preschool Information Fair. Preschools and day-care centers from our local area will be on hand to answer questions about programs and services. Many schools begin enrollment at this time of year. Have some refreshments and door prizes.
Next Thursday, January 19, at 6 PM, there will be a DIY Arm Knitting Class for Adults. Please register in advance to learn how to make an infinity scarf. You will need to bring two skeins of Super Bulky yarn (#6). The skeins should be five or six ounces in weight.
As always, Ryan said, be sure and check our calendar for information on these and all of our upcoming events.
We also appreciate the O’Fallon Weekly for its support of the library.
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