5 Star Fridays · Uncategorized

Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey

May is Mental Health Awareness Month so O’Fallon Public Library is showcasing some brilliant books written about mental health on our blog as well as Instagram and Facebook pages. Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought by Lily Bailey is a memoir of a… Continue reading Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey

announcements · In Case You Missed It · o'fallon public library · Upcoming Events

ICYMI – Library News & Notes, May 2, 2018

In this week’s edition of the O’Fallon Weekly Teri Rankin, Youth Services Manager, answered a question many excited parents have been asking: The Summer Reading Program is just around the corner! The theme this year is “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” and there was never a truer phrase, she wrote. “We will explore locations near and far with contests, entertainers,… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, May 2, 2018

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · o'fallon public library · Reader's Advisory

The Overstory by Richard Powers – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection, The Overstory by Richard Powers,  humanizes hard science through the lyricism of Powers’s writing.  If not for his creative use of rhythm and imagery, this hefty text would not be so interesting nor timely. Publisher’s Summary: An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then… Continue reading The Overstory by Richard Powers – New Title Tuesday

announcements · From the Director · In Case You Missed It · o'fallon public library

ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 25, 2018

Molly Scanlan, Library Director, wrote this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly.  She invites everyone to come in tonight (April 26) at 6 pm for O’Fallon Before O’Fallon: A Prehistory. This presentation will explore the history of the area that would eventually become O’Fallon, Illinois.  O’Fallon was founded in 1854 and incorporated in 1874, but the… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, April 25, 2018

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan – New Title Tuesday

The Dead House  may be his debut novel, Billy O’Callaghan is a seasoned writer and this novel showcases the author’s compelling talent.  While it is tempting to label The Dead House  as a ghost story, it’s just as much psychological mystery and Irish history. Publisher’s Summary: Sometimes the past endures—and sometimes it never lets go. This best-selling… Continue reading The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan – New Title Tuesday

Listener or Viewer Advisory · Meet the Staff · o'fallon public library · Spotlight

Meet the Staff Monday – Lila Simmons

Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month, we shine the spotlight on Lila who has been a Circulation Assistant since August 2017.  Lila brings a great deal of love and joy to everyone she meets.   I love books. Now, I actually get paid to talk about books, touch books, help… Continue reading Meet the Staff Monday – Lila Simmons

5 Star Fridays · Uncategorized · YA

2018’s Top 3 Young Adult Fantasy Novels

Young adult fantasy books dominate the genre so you may have trouble even just sifting through the ones only published in 2018. To make that choice easier, I’ve picked three Young Adult Fantasy novels to read this Spring. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi  “I’m going to write a story that’s so good… Continue reading 2018’s Top 3 Young Adult Fantasy Novels