In this week’s edition of the O’Fallon Weekly Teri Rankin, Youth Services Manager, answered a question many excited parents have been asking: The Summer Reading Program is just around the corner! The theme this year is “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” and there was never a truer phrase, she wrote.
“We will explore locations near and far with contests, entertainers, special programs, reading/activity groups, crafts, and much more. Online registration begins May 29 and all reading will be easily logged with a new product called Beanstacks,” Teri reported. This system will allow more flexibility for families taking vacations but still give kids plenty of virtual and real prizes and rewards. Teri said more information will be available soon on our OFPL webpage.
Join the O’Fallon Library as we kick off our Eco Club meetings! Eco Club is an all-ages, family-friendly club focusing on green living and helping our community get in touch with nature by encouraging both individuals and groups to get outside, take action, and improve the environment around them. We will learn how to reduce our environmental
footprint, care for natural spaces and wildlife, and become an ally for Earth. Teri invites all to come help us discuss what we can do both as individuals and as a community to better our world – we would love to hear your ideas and suggestions!
The first Eco Club meeting is Sunday, May 6, at 2-3 pm. Eco Club Intro and Evaluating Your Environmental Footprint.
Future Eco Club meetings are:
- Saturday, May 19th 1-2pm Power of Pollinators and O’Fallon Garden Club
- Saturday, June 2nd Our Wild Places and Guide to Getting Outside
- Friday, June 22nd Take a Hike! Rock Springs Park Clean-up Day and Trail Walk
(Will be held at Rock Springs Park)
The next Library After Dark is Friday, May 11. Doors open at 6:30 pm for a fun night of music and entertainment, perfect for singles or couples. Come mingle, kid-free at the library and enjoy some music, socializing, and light refreshments. Local musician Bud Summers will perform original music and cover numbers for your listening enjoyment. The event is free and open to the public age 21 and over.
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2018 features an amazing selection of comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event. Stop by starting at 9 am on Saturday, May 5, for a free issue. We’ll have titles that appeal to all age groups throughout the weekend (while supplies last) in the Children’s Area and Teen Room, No registration required. Stop by anytime.
The O’Fallon Writing Group meets again May 5, Saturday, 10:30 – noon. We welcome adults who want to write, whether you are a published author or a novice. We offer a designated place to think, consider, explore, create, learn and, of course, write. Grab your favorite pen or laptop and join us.
Mark your calendar for May 19, 10:30 am for the Seniors/Kids Bingo Picnic. This intergenerational event is a chance for seniors and kids to play Bingo and share a picnic lunch of local pizza as Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen. We will provide prizes such as gently used books and other age-appropriate items. Register here for this fun event.
As always, you can read Library News & Notes in the O’Fallon Weekly online and on newsstands each Wednesday.