O'Fallon Weekly

In the latest edition of the O’Fallon Weekly, Adult Services Manager Renny McBride reminded patrons that the Winter Scavenger Hunt is in full swing.  Adults and children have their own “prey” to search for and all participants will win a prize.

Renny invites one and all to test their knowledge about the library. “Do you know the oldest microfilm we own?  The oldest yearbook? Or that we have a notary in the building?”

Adults who participate will be entered in a drawing for a grand prize – a gift basket containing a variety of ways to keep warm including two distinctive literary mugs, a selection of hot cocoa mixes, teas, and a cozy throw.

Entries can be picked up at any Help desk or by the coffee pot across from the water wall.  Entries with contact information must be turned in by February 26, and the drawing will be made February 28.

Speaking of cool  things, Renny said patrons should check out Reference USA one of our many online resources.  “It has nine different databases it searches through including US and Canadian White Pages, US and Canadian Businesses, Healthcare, and Consumers and Lifestyles.”  This resource is useful for anyone who is planning on opening or expanding a business.

From our library homepage, you can find Reference USA by clicking on the eResources tab then choose Research from the drop-down menu. Once on the Research page, click on the Business & Investing tab, then click on Reference USA.


Renny said, Reference USA “can map similar businesses while also showing you the number of employees and what the revenue was most recently.  You can also use this to gather potential business contacts for marketing as it details phone numbers, websites, manager and owner names, and has a great corporate tree function.”

In other areas, a new Zumba Toning class begins January 24 at 6 PM. “Zumba®  ]Toning combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness party. This class provides participants with a cardio workout and strength training.

Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 pound weights, but the class can be done without using weights.”  Register online or by calling us at 632-6783.

Give BloodOn January 29 at 3 PM, the Library will host another blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.  You must have a picture ID card or Donor ID, be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old to donate.  You can make an appointment by calling 622-8740 or online.

Renny reminds everyone to stay warm and safe and to come in soon for the Scavenger Hunt.

Finally, thanks again to the O’Fallon WeeklyBe sure to check out this or the next issue online or on news stands each Wednesday.

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