Recently, Jessi Baker, our programming manager, posted this on our O’Fallon Library Facebook page:
As a strong admirer of the library, this quote makes me very proud to be a part of this system, to keep the torch burning for all our patrons who get so much out of the services we provide. In my daily work, I am privileged to help the citizens of O’Fallon and surrounding communities perform tasks that might otherwise be difficult to accomplish. Specifically, I am talking about faxing, scanning, copying, proctoring tests, and notarizing documents, along with the use of computers where patrons can apply for jobs, do their homework, or just surf the internet. Those are just a few examples of the services that are provided at the O’Fallon Library. It would be easy to share too much information about our children’s area, the new titles we carry in books, movies, and music. On top of that, our brilliant staff that is so willing to help all our patrons to navigate these useful and needed services. Where else can one go and feel this same welcoming spirit? If you are lucky enough to spend the day at our library, you would observe so much action! There is no other place you will find the very young to the very old in the same spot, with all of them using the library in a different way. I appreciate the description of the library as being a “raucous clubhouse,” instead of a quiet area where there is no community interaction. Patrons, staff, materials and services are all working parts of the library, all working together for the betterment of the individual and the community!