OF WeeklyOur fearless Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded O’Fallon Weekly readers that the Friends of the Library annual blow out book sale started today, Thursday, at 1 pm and will continue through Monday, May 14, 8 pm.


Book sale
Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library Book Sale Thursday-Monday


“Stop by the Library for a wide selection of gently used books and other materials,” she said. “Everything must go!”

Shop from a wide collection of books, DVDs, and CDs.  We’ll have something for every age group, and nearly every subject imaginable. All proceeds benefit the library as they provide materials and programs that help you and your family learn, grow, and enjoy life.

Arrive early for the best selection!

The Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library’s mission is to support the library through neighbors and library patrons like you who care about their communities and volunteer for the benefit of the library.  Library Friends are stewards of our free and equal access to information and ambassadors of lifelong learning.


This weekend is also exciting because Friday, May 11, is another Library After Dark events for adults.

This will be 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 favorite Bud Summers will perform original and cover songs for your listening enjoyment.

Bud SummersHis stories start with a kernel of truth and end with a pack of lies. His characters are real.

Bud dropped out of college during his senior year to join a touring band. They never made it big but he’s been making it small ever since.

His vocal style is edgy but smooth and his writing is an eclectic blend of blues, jazz, rock, and folk.

Afterhours concert Friday, May 11. Doors open at 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public age 21 and over.


Although the promise of summer break is felt with each warm breeze, OTHS studentsTeens still need to prepare for finals.

Molly said, to help, the library will stay open extra late just for teens to study.  Starting at 8 pm, Wednesday, May 16, the library will close to the general public, opening up the entire library just for OTHS students.  Snacks, refreshments, and DOOR PRIZES will be handed out.  Be sure to have your OTHS Student ID to gain entry.  No registration is required.


bingoJoin us for this intergenerational event, Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 10:30 AM! This is a chance for seniors and kids to play Bingo and share a picnic lunch.  We will provide prizes such as gently used books and other age-appropriate items. Food will be provided by Texas Roadhouse and Dairy Queen Restaurants.

Registration is required for this event.  Please register here.


The Summer Reading Program begins soon!  Online registration starts May 29.

In last week’s O’Fallon Weekly column, Youth Services Manager, Teri Rankin wrote, that the theme this year is “Reading Takes You Everywhere.”

“We will explore locations near and far with contests, entertainers, special programs, reading/activity groups, crafts, and much more.”  She said all reading will be easily logged with a new product called Beanstacks. 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.


If you haven’t checked out the calendar lately, you may be impressed by the number and the wide variety of events scheduled in the coming week.  From a Medicare Q&A,    Zumba Toning,  and Eco Club,   to Healthy Smoothie Power, there is something for everyone in the community.

There are also two events Thursday, May 17, presented in partnership between the Library and the O’Fallon/Shiloh Chamber of Commerce:  Professional iPhone/iPad Video Editing with LumaFusion  and Pasta, Sauces, and Spices (Oh, My!).  Please register as there is limited space available.

As always, you can check out the Library News and Notes column each Wednesday in the O’Fallon Weekly


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