Most patrons recognize Ryan as our cheerful, tech-wise-problem-solver. But, this month we asked him to share some of the key changes in his role here and at home. Also, when you see Ryan, be sure and ask him about his dogs. I’m now on my third job title here at the O’Fallon Public Library. In … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Ryan Johnson
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. For June we introduce Katie G., one of our new Circulation Assistants and future world-traveler. We are very lucky she joined us this year. When you see her, be sure and share one of your favorite things to do in O'Fallon. Finding the O’Fallon Public Library … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Katie G.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This still-new blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. This month, Angie Simmons, our new page, delights us with her review. Jumping on the Bandwagon With a Wildly Popular Bestseller By Angie Simmons Where the Crawdads Sing It seems like everyone is reading Where the Crawdads … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
If you’ve been to the Library this week, you’ve surely noticed the gorgeous new potted plants at the entrance. Director Molly Scanlan said in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly that the arrangements were designed by Sarah Burton from the Parks Department. They certainly are a festive and welcoming addition to the entryway. Thanks to Sarah for the touch … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 10, 2018
"Great Libraries Build Communities" Assistant Director Ryan Johnson said in the O'Fallon Weekly column that he came across this quote attributed to the prominent scholar and library-world advocate, R. David Lankes: "Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services; great libraries build communities." Ryan said he likes to think we fall into the great category. "On any given … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 3, 2018
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we get to know Youth Services Assistant Edward Gillman, our resident Science Guy and Anglophile. Edward - who prefers the British spelling of English words - has been at the library a year so it's appropriate to shine our spotlight on him this September … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Edward Gillman
The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods In the seaside town of Allora, with its vibrant streets, colorful birds, and fish that jump out of the water, Alberto, the carpenter lives alone for years after the plague that swept through the town and claimed his wife and children. Left without all … Continue reading The Boy, The Bird & the Coffin Maker
In the most recent edition of the O'Fallon Weekly, Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin announced the new Art Club for students in grades 5-8. If your middle school child loves art or sees the world through shades of color and changing perspectives, Teri said this club is just right. Guided projects will be available, or students may … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 19, 2-18
Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded community members they can register to vote at the library until October 9, in this week's edition of the O'Fallon Weekly. "Early voting begins September 27th!" she said. Even if you miss the library deadline, Molly said, you will still be able to register and vote the same day at the … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 12, 2018
If you find yourself passing by the bookshelf next to our cafe area here at O'Fallon Library, you'll find our newest display that marks the celebration of Banned Books Month. While I worked to put up the display, a lot of patrons asked me, "What is a banned book?" Here you can discover what banned … Continue reading It’s Banned Books Month. But What are Banned Books? Why do They Matter?