How was your Saturday night? For several of us at the library – and a bunch of other great people – it was an incredible night of trivia, laughter, and support for a truly wonderful organization.
On Saturday, November 5th The Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library hosted a trivia night, in support of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, an incredible organization. Thanks to all of the people who came out for the evening, there are at least 120 children in the 62269 zip code who will be able to receive an entire year of free books mailed to their homes!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was founded in 1995 in Dolly’s home county of Sevier, Tennessee, with the goal of supporting literacy in children under age 5. The charity expanded quickly, spreading throughout the state and many other counties across the USA over the years.
The Imagination Library works in conjunction with community organizations to secure funding for local children to receive a free book in the mail each month from birth to age 5. Since its inception, the program has gifted over 150 million books to children throughout the world, and continues to expand each year with the generous support of library associations and book lovers everywhere.
If you missed our trivia night but you are still interested in donating to this awesome cause you can find more information here.
Are you a trivia fan? We would love to have you out for the next trivia night. But in the mean time, the O’Fallon Library is a great source for trivia knowledge and fun!
O’Fallon Public Library Trivia:
The O’Fallon Public Library was founded nearly a century ago, in 1930.
The library (or more accurately, the books that make up the library) was originally housed on the second floor of the current O’Fallon Historical Society building on State Street. That building, the former First National Bank, housed the library from 1930 to 1945, and again from 1962 to 1945.
In our last fiscal year of operation, there were more than 108,000 in-person library visits – nearly 9,000 every month!
We also had more than 200,000 physical items checked out over the course of the year, along with 44,000 digital checkouts. Taken together, that means that the library generated about 4.5 million dollars of value for the community in checkout of books, movies, games, CDs, telescopes, educational kits, and more.
Looking for more trivia?
If you’re a trivia lover – or just looking to get a jump start on the next competition – the library is the place to be. We have great options for lovers of trivia, nonsense, and interesting facts of all kinds:
Books for the budding trivia enthusiast: