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