This space is reserved for OFPL staff members to share suggestions for reading, viewing, or listening. Kasey in Circulation recommends some helpful and timely reads and an album that you might decide is your next favorite listen. As 2020 at last bears down on us in a frigid January, I would like to offer … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends – Kasey K.
Hibernating, migrating and adapting are the three things that animals can do to face cold winter temperatures. Come check out our Special Selections this month to find books about different animals and how they adjust to colder weather. We even have a several fun fiction books that feature popular Arctic and Antarctic animals like polar … Continue reading What Do Animals Do in the Winter?
Adult Services Assistant Stephanie F. Welcome back to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members an opportunity to write about some of their favorite books. This month, my fellow Adult Services Assistant, Stephanie F. shares some old and new favorite audio-books - a perfect choice for holiday travelling. Thank you, Stephanie! Like … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members to write about some of their favorite books. This month, before she left to start her new job as full-time reporter for the O'Fallon Weekly, Circulation Assistant Angie S. shared some of her favorite thrillers. Thank you, Angie for spine-chilling titles … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
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
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
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.