Just a reminder: the O’Fallon Public Library will be closed today (Christmas Eve) and tomorrow (Christmas). We will also close at 1pm on New Year’s Eve (December 31) and closed all day on New Year’s Day (January 1).

Our staff sends you best wishes and happy reading for the holiday season and beyond!

Here are some holiday quotations from famous writers and more, guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of the grumpiest Grinches and coziest bookworms:

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

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“I heard the bells on Christmas Day their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not a coincidence.”―Erma Bombeck

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“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”—Dave Barry

“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”—Charles Dickens

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“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever.” —Bess Streeter Aldrich

“I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays — let them overtake me unexpectedly — waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: ‘Why this is Christmas Day!’” —Ray Stannard Baker

Finally, a reminder from Ms. Becky of Youth Services, there are other holidays to celebrate in December: https://ofplblog.info/2019/12/10/other-december-holidays/

This video is from December 2020.

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