As a child, I was a backseat passenger on a trip from Nashville, TN to Asheville, NC. Somewhere in the Smoky Mountains, I looked up and saw more stars than I'd seen in my whole life. Being a city girl, that lesson in light pollution was the first time I realized all I had been … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Dark Skies
This month we have the inside scoop on our very own star of stage and the circulation desk, Kasey K. In this exclusive for the O'Fallon Public Library Blog, Kasey reveals never-before-published details of her life in front of the footlights, backstage, and how she takes it easy at home. Remember folks, you read it … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Kasey K.
Just in time for autumn's darkening days and the upcoming haunts of Halloween, Stephen Chbosky's Imaginary Friend is a perfect horror novel that taps into the common fears that most of us experienced as children. While I wouldn't have suspected that the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower would conjure up such a … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Imaginary Friend
This month we introduce Rachel H. in our Meet the Staff post. Rachel brought a lively cheerfulness to the O’Fallon Public Library when she joined us in June, and she is still a source of youthful energy. When you see her at the front desk, be sure to ask her about Star Wars. Rachel and … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Rachel H.
Usually I'm introducing the staff member who's sharing a favorite, but this time I was so excited about this new book that I just had to talk about how clever and satisfying it is. When I first read the book-jacket summary of Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty I knew it had all the … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
Back to school season always represents new beginnings to me so this week's theme tying new title recommendations relates to fresh starts. Maybe since the kids are back in school you'll have time to start a new project, then Find Your Artistic Voice: the Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic by Lisa Congdon could … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Fresh Starts
This month our pick for Meet the Staff Angie S. has a wide variety of talents and experiences that make her a valuable addition to the O'Fallon Public Library family. We are grateful Angie is sharing her many talents. She's got me thinking we need to schedule a karaoke night. Angie S. It’s been just … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Angie S.
Shawnna and her buddy, Zero who keeps her company while she's gaming Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members to write about some of their favorite books. This month, our cataloger Shawnna M. reminds us that we have more than just books. We have lots of things to satisfy … Continue reading Third Thursday-Staff Recommendations
The unifying theme of these new titles is they were each by writers who shed light on things right in front of us and might not notice. In some cases, we might not want to notice as I admit when I read Emily Guendelsberger's account of working at Amazon. Since I love, love, love, knowing … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Noticing and Understanding
This month our pick for Meet the Staff needs no introduction. Traci has been at the library for a decade and has brightened the lives of patrons and co-workers alike. Next time you see her, congratulate her on her work anniversary! Traci Wow! This month marks my 10 year work anniversary with the library. This … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Traci S.