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?
"September is a busy month for libraries nationwide," said Assistant Director Ryan Johnson in this week's O'Fallon Weekly. "For starters, it's Library Card Sign-Up Month." The American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind community members that getting a library card is the first step toward success in school, becoming a lifelong learner and … Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes September 5, 2018
In this week's O'Fallon Weekly, Library Director Molly Scanlan reminds patrons that they can access Homework Help resources from their home computer with their library card number. Students who need to do some serious school work can access full-text articles, complete with citation tools through the Biography, History, Points of View, or Reference Centers. The Learning Express School Center provides the option … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Aug 29, 2018
Are you waiting on one of your favorite books to be adapted to film? So are we! As the days grow shorter there's nothing like spending time with a good book or good film (based on a book) on a gloomy Fall or Winter evening. Why did we pick these three books? They all have … Continue reading 3 Classic Books Coming to Film
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. For August, we shine the spotlight on graphic-novel fan Adam Powers, a young man with boundless enthusiasm for helping patrons from his post at the Circulation Desk. This September marks my two year anniversary working at the O’Fallon Public Library and I must say that it … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Adam Powers
Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin shared some timely back-to-school resources in this week's column in the O'Fallon Weekly. "We have books and databases that will help you or your child write a book report, write a research report, or help with any kind of school assignment," Teri said. In addition, the after-school tutors from SIUE will return … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Aug. 22, 2018
"With the new school year underway, now is a great time to find out how to incorporate practical and nutritious snacks into your child's diet," said Library Director, Molly Scanlan, in this week's O'Fallon Weekly. Snacks for Kids is today, Saturday, August 18 at 2 PM. First Fitness Certified Wellness Coach, Carol Simpson will discuss practical snacks … Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes, Aug. 15, 2018