I love hats! All kinds of hats! One of my favorite stories to read and to tell is Caps for Sale by Eshyr Slobodkina. It is timeless story about a cap peddler and some mischievous monkeys. This month we are celebrating all of the fun and important ways that we cover our heads. Here are some more books you may want to check out. Tiara's Hat Parade … Continue reading Join Our Hat Parade!
Sean has been working in Circulation since 2018 and really enjoys putting together our Binge Boxes of movies. He's our resident cinephile, and he enjoys making the Binge Box art and replacing DVD covers as needed. If you want suggestions in video games, movies, manga, or anime, Sean's your guy! Despite working in a library, … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – Sean B.
March is Women's History Month - a time to honor and celebrate the contributions and impact made by women throughout the history of our country. In the Children's Department our Author Spotlight is recognizing award winning authors and illustrators. Some of the most prominent awards for children's literature are the Newbery Medal awarded for the … Continue reading Amazing Women
This month we introduce Emily , an English and Communications graduate of Elmhurst University. Her professional and academic interests range from the college experience of international students to supporting underserved populations in communities. When you see her at the Help Desk, ask her what she recalls about participating in the OFPL Summer Reading Program as … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Emily, Circulation Assistant
"There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy." - Mark Twain Did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first American President to ride in an airplane? Did you know that Mary Parker, who was born … Continue reading Stories that Inspire
While sitting at the Youth Services desk at the library I often hear parents and teachers say, “No, don’t get a graphic novel. Find a “real” book.” I confess that I may have uttered these words myself to my 2 boys as they were choosing books like Bone, Amulet, and Captain Underpants. In the past year, … Continue reading Graphic Novels are “Real” Books
It's past time that we met the several new staff members who have joined us, beginning with Jeri who recently earned her Bachelor's Degree in English. Currently, she works behind the scenes checking-in and shelving the many books, movies, and games patrons return. If you catch her working in the stacks, ask Jeri to tell … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Jeri, Library Page
Picture puzzles, like the riddles found in I Spy books and the hidden pictures in Highlights magazine, are a lot of fun and have many educational benefits. Picture puzzles help with visual discrimination skills which are essential for reading. Solving picture puzzles improves memory skills and increases a child's vocabulary. They also engage reluctant readers … Continue reading I Spy with my little eye…
This month out Youth Services staff have picked out a few of their favorite books. Here are just some of the titles you can find on our special selection shelf. PICTURE BOOKS Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton Miss Teri says to check out Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. It is a sweet … Continue reading A Few of our Favorite Things (In the Children’s Department)
It’s been a minute since I recommended new titles, and these inspired me for a variety of reasons. For instance The Light Ages challenges a long-held assumption about the so called dark ages; The Sirens of Mars is a hero's journey in space, Brave New Home looks at housing in unconventional ways, and Earth Keeper offers a Kiowa … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – New Titles from Susan C.