Generation Z & Living as a Community

Recently, my “Library News & Notes” column for the O’Fallon Weekly highlighted OFPL events that promote wellness and increase adolescents’ connection to their community. (Frankly, all of our Summer Reading Program events connect participants to the wider community - I'm just sayin'.) Anyway, in the column, I referred to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy’s … Continue reading Generation Z & Living as a Community

Women’s History Month 2022, A Reader’s Advisory

March is Women's History Month — a time to remember and celebrate the contributions of women to American History. Here's a list of suggested books to read in honor of Women's History Month from O'Fallon Public Library: Taking Flight: from War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince. Michaela DePrince lived the first few years … Continue reading Women’s History Month 2022, A Reader’s Advisory

Watership Down: Climbing the O’Fallon Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

This in-depth examination of "Watership Down" by Richard Adams is the second entry in "Climbing the O'Fallon Library's Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics with a Librarian." The first step was Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. I’d like to invite everyone to read along with me as I “climb the stairs” by reading the … Continue reading Watership Down: Climbing the O’Fallon Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

Black History Month 2022, a Reader’s Advisory

February is Black History Month, a time for remembering and celebrating African American contributions throughout history. The theme for Black History Month 2022 is Black Health and Wellness. From the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH): "This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in … Continue reading Black History Month 2022, a Reader’s Advisory

Library News & Notes — Favorite Lists from the Children’s Department and More

Written by Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin. This article originally appeared in the O'Fallon Weekly. Monday, January 24 was a big day for geeks like me. You may know, from previous January columns, that the Caldecott, Newbery, and other Youth Media Awards are revealed in late January! Could it get more exciting?! If you are … Continue reading Library News & Notes — Favorite Lists from the Children’s Department and More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 17, 2022. A Reader’s Advisory

The library will be closed all day on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here's a reader's advisory put together by Susan, one of O'Fallon Public Library's librarians, to learn all about who Dr. King was and the values he lived by. DVD’s  Selma [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures, Pathé and Harpo … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 17, 2022. A Reader’s Advisory

The Most Popular Items in the O’Fallon Public Library’s Collection, 2021 Edition

Prepare your to-be-read list because we've compiled the most circulated items this year from different areas of the library! Here is what our community loved the most from Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Children's Fiction, the Children's Item Collection, Young Adult, and Movie categories. The descriptions were taken from the library catalog or book publisher. Enjoy! … Continue reading The Most Popular Items in the O’Fallon Public Library’s Collection, 2021 Edition