The O’Fallon Public Library consistently aims to appeal to all members of the communities, and I am pleased to announce the New-Adult Book Club (actual name will be decided in the first meeting). O’Fallon was looking for a club that would attract new adults. Along came Ally Ouimet, 25, fresh fromearning her Master’s in English … Continue reading Announcing a New Book Club at O’Fallon Public Library!
https://libreshot.com/back-to-school/ It’s hard to believe that students begin school in just a few days. But, that makes it a good time to review ways to start off on the right foot. First, whether your child is in elementary, high school, or college, they need plenty of sleep. Start preparing for those early mornings by waking … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look Like a New School Year
I was speaking to a 20-year-old patron this week and she told me how fun she found the Summer Reading Program (SRP) and how much more reading she completed than she might have without the motivational rewards in Beanstack. Let’s give a big shout out to Youth Services who tirelessly oversees the entire SRP events, … Continue reading Upcoming Events in Library News & Notes
On behalf of the library, I’d like to issue a huge thank you to everyone who donated items for the June Food Drive. We had three library carts full of food to take to the food pantry! The next charitable drive, which will run from July 1 through the 31, will be school supplies for … Continue reading July Events in Library News & Notes
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
One of the extraordinary things about a library, ours in particular, is its connection to the community. For example, we provide outreach such as Homebound Delivery of library materials and free K-8 tutoring. Another example is the live presentation by The History Guy, May 14, 6-7:30pm, at O’Fallon Station, (105 South Vine St.) hosted by … Continue reading Live Presentation by the History Guy and More Events in Library News & Notes
The view from my post in Adult Services is that the most common trait of the OFPL staff — by a fair margin — is empathy. I’m aware this falls into the “well, duh” category, but it’s not just opinion anymore. I learned this after we each took the strength-finders survey for our recent staff … Continue reading Self-Care Selections and More — Library News and Notes
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!
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
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