Susan C. writes Library News & Notes in which she gives insider tips about library events and services. This article originally appeared in the O’Fallon Weekly.

As a library-worker-bee, it may seem incongruous to others that I could get tired of reading. But recently I’ve been bored, bored, bored with books and nothing interested me, only to glance up and discover no less than six titles I just had to take home yesterday.

For those who are in a reading slump, don’t dismay; there are many events and services for library patrons to enjoy until you find your next book crush.

All ages are welcome to come and meet NASA volunteer Mike Ray, a Solar System Ambassador from the Jet Propulsion Lab.

He will have an information table at the library January 15, 10 AM – Noon to answer your questions about NASA and life on the International Space Station.

There will also be giveaways and a chance to win a book about space.

Older adults are invited to Silver Fitness: Get Up and Move: Join Ms. Amy from the Sanctuary Dance
Academy for a fun free and interactive foundational dance and movement class for seniors who want to be more active, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Folks of all ages interested in our government and how it works come to the book signing and an informational session by local authors and District 90 teachers, P. J. & Jamie Creek, Saturday, January 22, 2022, 1-2 PM. The publisher description of their amazing book reads: This accessible, uniquely formatted picture book covers it all.

“Find out everything you want to know about the United States presidency–who the presidents were; how we vote; whose votes count the most — in this book comprised completely of infographics.”

One signed copy will be given away.

The youngest patrons are invited to join Ms. Julie for Toddler Tales and Preschool Story Time.

Toddlers (18-36-month olds) meet Wednesdays, and preschoolers (3-5-year olds) meet every Monday at 10:30-11:30 AM in the library community room for stories, songs, rhymes and fun only Ms. Julie can inspire!

Due to COVID Restrictions, registration is required for Toddler Tales and Preschool Story Time.

If starting the New Year inspired you to learn more about using computers, we have a new service, One-on-One Tech Help. Patrons can schedule a 30-minute session of individual help by calling 618-632-3783, ext. 3 or online at:

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If getting to the library is a problem for you or a family member, we offer Homebound Delivery – a free service offered to O’Fallon Public Library cardholders who are unable to make it to the library due to mobility, health, or disability barriers. Whether you are at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing facility, we can deliver to you.

Deliveries are made on the second Wednesday every month. If you or someone you know might benefit from this service, please visit for more details. Our Homebound Coordinator will follow up to discuss details and reading requests.

We have more for teens, tweens, and adults, visit our calendar or contact Social Media and Events Coordinator, Heidi W., at 618-632-3783, ext. 4344.

Happy Reading!

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