The month of November is Native American Heritage month. This month is designated as a way to recognize the important contributions and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of indigenous peoples, both past and present. The job of an illustrator is to interpret a story through pictures. The creativity of Native American artists is evident … Continue reading Celebrating Native American Artists in Children’s Literature
Last week, we rolled out Part 1 of Kasey’s Halloween Extravaganza – a line-up of film titles ranked according to fright-potential. She's back with the greatly anticipated Part 2. If you need a little bit of fright in your night, Kasey has ranked these as her top 5 scariest movies. When you see her, ask … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends Halloween Films Part 2, Kasey K.
This month's Author's Spotlight in the Children's section of the library, is focusing on books about Asian Americans and written by Asian American authors. It is often said that books are like mirrors and windows. Mirrors help reflect familiar experiences and surroundings while windows open readers up to a whole new awareness of other people … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Celebrating Asian American Voices
This is where we give OFPL staff members an opportunity to write about some of their favorite books - or in this case, movies. This month, Sean in Circulation suggests a laugh-out-loud film sure to entertain. FYI, Sean makes the Binge-Boxes of DVDs, so let him know your appreciation and requests. A Million Ways to … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends – Sean B.
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