Book Sale Results and Tax Savings from Director Ryan Johnson

This article originally appeared in the O'Fallon Weekly. Summer is typically our busy season at the library with the kids out of school, our Summer Reading Program in high gear, and folks looking for great vacation reads. Spring, however, is no slouch. We just wrapped up our Spring Book Sale that brought roughly 2,600 people … Continue reading Book Sale Results and Tax Savings from Director Ryan Johnson

Early Literacy Initiative and More Library News from Director Ryan Johnson

Spring has sprung (at least as of this writing). When you think of spring you might think of Easter, baseball, flowers, or (if you are a bibliophile) the Friends of the Library Book Sale. This season’s book sale starts on Thursday, April 28, and runs through Monday, May 2. Shop from a wide collection of … Continue reading Early Literacy Initiative and More Library News from Director Ryan Johnson

Station Eleven from Page to Screen — Director Ryan Johnson’s Library News & Notes

I don’t usually do book recommendations with this space, but I feel compelled. Let’s start at the end… My wife and I are currently watching Station Eleven on HBO Max. It is a ten-episode series based on the 2014 book by Emily St. John Mandel. The book did well but it wasn’t exactly a runaway … Continue reading Station Eleven from Page to Screen — Director Ryan Johnson’s Library News & Notes

Free Tax Prep and Falling Ceiling Tiles — Director Ryan Johnson Shares Recent Library News

It’s February, which means tax season at the library. We are so happy to once again be partnering with AARP to provide tax aide service to the community. Last year, despite COVID-related limitations, we helped 409 clients file their taxes with combined refunds totaling $511,984. What’s more, we helped clients save roughly $102,250 in fees … Continue reading Free Tax Prep and Falling Ceiling Tiles — Director Ryan Johnson Shares Recent Library News

Library News & Notes – O’Fallon Public Library Director Ryan Johnson

O'Fallon Public Library Director Ryan Johnson shares the latest information about library news and services. This article originally appeared in O'Fallon Weekly. It’s a new year and an old set of problems as we all face uncertainty surrounding the latest COVID variants and the surges associated with them. We at the library have no current … Continue reading Library News & Notes – O’Fallon Public Library Director Ryan Johnson

Library News & Notes: Thank you from Our Director

Each week, the O’Fallon Weekly, a supporter of the O’Fallon Public Library publishes a column written by one of the library staff members. Ryan Johnson, OFPL Director, shares what he is thankful for. Life got busy and I failed to properly “Be Thankful” publicly in the lead-up to Thanksgiving. Allow me today to express that thankfulness … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Thank you from Our Director

Spencer Animal Shelter Food Drive & Other Library News and Notes

Hello O'Fallonites and Friends of the Library: It’s time for the city's 13th annual food drive! Please help out our furry friends during this special time of the year. Times are hard, but if you can spare a few dollars, it could really help out the Spencer Animal Shelter, a non-profit no kill dog and cat rescue … Continue reading Spencer Animal Shelter Food Drive & Other Library News and Notes

Library News & Notes: the Development of the English Language

O'Fallon Public Library Director, Ryan Johnson, gives us some insight into the English language from the  October 27, 2021, edition of the O’Fallon Weekly. A recent episode of the podcast 99% Invisible had me both laughing out loud on a desolate stretch of I-64, and amazed that anyone ever becomes proficient in the English language. The episode … Continue reading Library News & Notes: the Development of the English Language

Homebound Book Delivery from O’Fallon Public Library

One of the major pillars of our current strategic plan is to “Expand Our Reach.”  More specifically, we aim to extend services to under-served areas, develop outreach initiatives that foster community ties, eliminate barriers to access, and meet the diverse needs of all community members.  Admittedly, all of that is quite the endeavor, and truthfully, … Continue reading Homebound Book Delivery from O’Fallon Public Library

Friends of the Library, Upcoming Book Sale and More in Library News & Notes

This article, written by OFPL Director, Ryan Johnson, was featured in the September 1, 2021 O’Fallon Weekly. A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of representing the library at City Fest. Teri and Julie, both from our Youth Services department, also gave their time to organize and execute our presence there. What a wonderful … Continue reading Friends of the Library, Upcoming Book Sale and More in Library News & Notes