Read to Therapy Dogs and play ‘Match the Pets’ at the O’Fallon Public Library

https://youtu.be/yhe_EeBqL_o What You Need To Know O'Fallon Public Library hosts the therapy dogs at 4pm (16:00) on the second Tuesday of each month. The next session will take place on November 9, 2021. Families are encouraged to sign-up for ten minutes of one-on-one time with a furry friend. One session allowed per family. After signing … Continue reading Read to Therapy Dogs and play ‘Match the Pets’ at the O’Fallon Public Library

National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, a Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

October has been declared National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. If you or anyone you know needs help with this issue, or if you would like to learn more about it, please see the book lists and resources listed below for more information. Book Lists From the Women's Center for Advancement: https://wcaomaha.org/dvam-2020-booklist/ From Five … Continue reading National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, a Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

Free SIUE tutoring for Students K-8 returns to O’Fallon Public Library

The O'Fallon Public Library is once again offering free learning sessions with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville America Reads tutors! Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible for this free service. Registrations are required and can be made by going to https://ofpl.info/homework. Appointments may be made up to four weeks in advance and last for … Continue reading Free SIUE tutoring for Students K-8 returns to O’Fallon Public Library

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

Your Link to ALL the Books in ALL the Libraries, A How-To Guide for the Library Catalog

One of my husband's requests, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse On principle, I never minded my husband asking me to pick up, return, and request his library books - before. But standing at the stove with two pots nearing critical heating points, my patience flamed out. Instead of snapping, Do it yourself! I patronizingly said "Let me … Continue reading Your Link to ALL the Books in ALL the Libraries, A How-To Guide for the Library Catalog

Digital Services from O’Fallon Public Library in Library News and Notes

We are in a strange and unfamiliar time without the usual routines and interactions. Some folks are at home in a furlough status.  Others have spent an excruciatingly oppressive time sorting out access, permissions, and connectivity problems with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and a plethora of additional industry specific online platforms so that we can have … Continue reading Digital Services from O’Fallon Public Library in Library News and Notes

Stay-At-Home Resources For Kids from the Youth Services Department

While schools are closed, many businesses have opened up their online resources to students free of charge. The library has several links on its web page to help families navigate the materials that are available. Here is a highlight of what these sites have to offer. Bound To Stay Bound Bound to Stay Bound is … Continue reading Stay-At-Home Resources For Kids from the Youth Services Department

Spotlight on Voter Registration and Election Resources at OFPL

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed voters can change the world. It is the only thing that ever has."    ― Margaret Mead Election Day is November 6, and the O'Fallon Public Library has many resources to support and help inform voters. First, there is still time to register to vote if … Continue reading Spotlight on Voter Registration and Election Resources at OFPL