Library News & Notes: Things to do if you’re in a reading slump!

Susan C. writes Library News & Notes in which she gives insider tips about library events and services. This article originally appeared in the O'Fallon Weekly. As a library-worker-bee, it may seem incongruous to others that I could get tired of reading. But recently I’ve been bored, bored, bored with books and nothing interested me, … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Things to do if you’re in a reading slump!

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

Library News & Notes December 15, 2021: End of the Year Things at O’Fallon Public Library

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. Susan Cantonwine, Adult Services Assistant since 2016, enjoys talking with patrons and learning new things. I hear from folks every day who feel it’s nearly impossible to carve out personal time during … Continue reading Library News & Notes December 15, 2021: End of the Year Things at O’Fallon Public Library

Library News & Notes: Secrets of Rest and Relaxation

Susan, from our Adult Services team, shares her secrets of how to rest and relax during this busy season. This was printed in the December 15, 2021 edition of the O’Fallon Weekly. I hear from folks every day who feel it’s nearly impossible to carve out personal time during the inevitable end-of-year deadline-fest. I love wrapping up and … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Secrets of Rest and Relaxation

Library News & Notes: Holiday Thoughts and Free Library Services

Susan from our Adult Services team shares what's currently happening at the library. This was printed in the November 17, 2021 edition of the O’Fallon Weekly. Thursday nights in Adult Services usually buzz with the frenetic must-do-energy of folks trying to meetFriday deadlines. But, this most recent Thursday was Veterans Day, and the computer area was slow … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Holiday Thoughts and Free Library Services

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

Library News & Notes: Book Sale, Contest Winners and More

This article was originally featured in the October 13, 2021 O'Fallon Weekly. Teri Rankin, Youth Manager at the O'Fallon Public Library shares some current library news. Libraries…the final public frontier. I can feel my heart swell with pride as I hear William Shatner uttering these words about our hallowed halls of information! Although Shatner has … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Book Sale, Contest Winners and More

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