Early Literacy Initiative and More Library News from Director Ryan Johnson

Spring has sprung (at least as of this writing). When you think of spring you might think of Easter, baseball, flowers, or (if you are a bibliophile) the Friends of the Library Book Sale. This season’s book sale starts on Thursday, April 28, and runs through Monday, May 2. Shop from a wide collection of … Continue reading Early Literacy Initiative and More Library News from Director Ryan Johnson

Library News and Notes — Upcoming Library Events

With Spring, there’s always some amount of busy-ness – be it gardening, kids’ sports, or even spring cleaning. Naturally, the library has books and other resources to answer any questions you may have about these topics, but the Library also has a number of exciting activities coming up as well. During Teen Tuesday - Anime … Continue reading Library News and Notes — Upcoming Library Events

“Grapes of Wrath” — Climbing the Stairs with an O’Fallon Librarian

This is another entry in "Climbing the Stairs," a collection of blog posts about the book spines painted on O'Fallon Public Library's staircase. This month the featured title is "Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. I found this particular title to be intimidating. Commonly referred to as a "Great American Novel," "Grapes of Wrath" netted … Continue reading “Grapes of Wrath” — Climbing the Stairs with an O’Fallon Librarian

Why do you love the library? Tell us, and win!

The first week of April is National Library Week! The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most … Continue reading Why do you love the library? Tell us, and win!

Summer Fun from Youth Services in Library News and Notes

This article by Teri Rankin originally appeared in the O'Fallon Weekly. Welcome to spring…gateway to summer! Each spring, Miss Becky puts together a helpful publication entitled, Summer Fun, A Listing of O’Fallon Area Camps and Programs from The Youth Services Department. For the blog article, with links, go to: https://ofplblog.info/ O’Fallon YMCA – The O’Fallon … Continue reading Summer Fun from Youth Services in Library News and Notes

A Reader’s Advisory of the Most Popular Items from the O’Fallon Public Library Collection — January thru March 2022

Here are the most circulated items from adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and music so far this year from the O'Fallon Public Library's collection! See what your neighbors are reading (and listening to) most and request your copy today from the library's catalog by clicking on the title. Book descriptions are taken from the library catalog. … Continue reading A Reader’s Advisory of the Most Popular Items from the O’Fallon Public Library Collection — January thru March 2022

Jenny Lawson Webinar, Latest Events and Services — Library News & Notes

Heidi Wiechert is the Adult Programming and Social Media Coordinator for O'Fallon Public Library. In the latest article for the O'Fallon Weekly, she discusses upcoming events and library services. I remember when O’Fallon Public Library was on Main Street in O’Fallon — I bet many of you do too. And then, I remember the community … Continue reading Jenny Lawson Webinar, Latest Events and Services — Library News & Notes

Summer Fun: a Listing of O’Fallon Area Camps and Programs from the Youth Services Department

Ms. Becky from the youth services department has put together an extensive list of O'Fallon Area Camps and Programs. Also, our library Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” runs from May 29 – July 30. There will be art, science, animals, dinosaurs, and more! O'Fallon Area Camps and Programs O'Fallon YMCA  -  The O'Fallon YMCA … Continue reading Summer Fun: a Listing of O’Fallon Area Camps and Programs from the Youth Services Department