Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded readers of the O’Fallon Weekly that our Book Sale weekend is 9 AM Saturday, September 29, until 4 PM, and Sunday, September 30, 1 – 5 PM. Thanks to all the work of the Friends of the Library, patrons can shop from a wide collection of books, DVDs, and CDs. There’s something for every age group, and in 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. Shoppers hint: arrive early for the best selection!
Molly also announced the brand new program – Homeschool Afternoons – starting Friday, October 5, from 1-3 pm. “Join us on the first Friday of each month for an afternoon of board games, crafts, and STEM sets, craft supplies, and snacks for your kids to enjoy with other homeschooled kids,” Molly said. Students can get together in the Community Room for an afternoon of fun and exploration. Registration is encouraged, but not required, she said.
Fun & Furry Read to a Dog October Schedule Change
Molly also wanted to make everyone aware of a a change in the October schedule: Fun & Furry Read to a Dog will be on the THIRD Tuesday in October rather than the second Tuesday. The change only applies to this one event. The lovely dogs will be here on the first Thursday, of each month from 4-5 pm and will return on the second Tuesday of the month in November.
“Mark your calendar for a blood drive being held at the Library Monday, October 8, 2018, at 3:00 PM,” Molly said. The community Blood Drive is sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. The Blood Center works together with volunteer donors to provide a lifesaving resource to patients in need.
Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. An identification card or Donor ID is required to donate. Potential donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Potential donors may be 16 years old and donate, but must present a signed parental consent form for 16-year old donors (or click here for parental consent form in Spanish).
For these and many other events and activities, check out our Library calendar.
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