Live Presentation by the History Guy and More Events in Library News & Notes

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

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!

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

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

Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

We suspect you are ready for the long Labor Day weekend. Since there's always room for more books, I'm taking the opportunity to promote this unheralded holiday. In practically every aspect of work or home-life, things are better when everyone works together for a common goal. In a nutshell, that's what we celebrate on Labor … Continue reading Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

OFPL Staff Recommends-Shawnna’s Video Game Picks

Shawnna, our cataloger, offers a few video game recommendations from our wide collection. Whether you're looking for something for yourself or for the kids, Shawnna's insights make choosing a bit easier! It’s too hot to go outside -- here are some video games to try out instead.  Nexomon Extinction Nexomon Extinction is a Pokémon knockoff. It has the same concept with a … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends-Shawnna’s Video Game Picks

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