OF Weekly

Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin shared some timely back-to-school resources in this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly.  “We have books and databases that will help you or your child write a book report, write a research report, or help with any kind of school assignment,” Teri said.

Homework help


In addition, the after-school tutors from SIUE will return to area libraries through the America Reads program, Teri said. Parents can put their kindergarten through 8th-grade students on a call list for when the program begins.  Just call Youth Services at 618-632-3783, ext. 2.  Sessions are available six days a week and last for 30 minutes.  Time slots fill up quickly, so be sure to call soon.

Teri also said that the Science Club will resume on August 27 at 4:30 pm.  “If your child is interested in all things STEM and STEAM, he or she will want to check out our science sessions taking place on the second and fourth Monday afternoons,” Teri said. “Designed for kids 9 years and up, the Science Club provides opportunities for kids to learn scientific concepts through hands-on activities and projects.”  A new concept is explored each week and registration for the program can be completed on our website.

If your child is having some apprehension about school or if you just want to read school related books, Teri has some new titles to recommend:


Click, Clack, Quack to School!  by Doreen Cronin

When Farmer Brown and the animals are invited to Farm Day at school, he instructs them to be on their best behavior, forgetting that school can be like a barnyard.





 Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly

Struggling to fit in as the only giraffe in a school of children, reluctant newcomer Geraldine meets fellow outcast Cassie and learns how to stand out by being herself, playing by her own rules, and staying true to her new friend.




 Hello School by Pricilla Burris

Children have fun at school experiencing familiar classroom activities for the first time.




 Llama Llama Loves to Read by Ana Dewdney – Throughout the school day, the teacher helps Llama Llama and the other children practice their letters, shows word cards, reads stories, and brings them to the library where they can all choose a favorite book. By the end of the day, Llama Llama is recognizing words and can’t wait to show Mama Llama that he’s becoming a reader!




 Lena’s Shoes are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School-Dilemma by Keith Calabrese and Juana Medina

Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes — and herself — to be brave.




 Mae’s First Day of School by Kate Berube

Today is Maes first day of school. But Mae says, “I’M. NOT. GOING.” With the help of Rosie and Ms. Pearl, will Mae be ready to start the day?





 Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School by Leslie Helakoski

Tomorrow is Woolbur’s first day of school. Woolbur can fix his own wool, write his name, and color outside the lines. And most important, he never follows the crowd. Woolbur is ready for school, but is school ready for Woolbur?


You can find more titles on our Kids webpage and our Reading Suggestions page.  Also, check out our calendar for upcoming events for adults, teens, tweens, and children.

Watch for the next Library News & Notes in next Wednesday’s O’Fallon Weekly

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