Even if you are not into video games, you may have heard something about Animal Crossing New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. It released on March 20 – just as Illinois (and many other places) were ordered to shelter in place. Conceptualized and developed before the pandemic, New Horizons is the newest in a series of relaxing life-simulation games. You play … Continue reading Animal Crossing
We are open again and happy to introduce our new Adult Services Assistant, Jenna A. She is moving into Traci's spot now that Traci has transitioned to her new administrative post. When you see Jenna, be sure and ask her about restoring that 1966 Mustang Coupe! Hello, my name is Jenna. Having started in December, … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Jenna A.
Our newest blog returns, and we get the inside scoop on the beloved creatures who live with library staff. In this latest reveal, learn the secrets and latest news on the crew who live with Stephanie. When she is not spending time with her family and pets, Stephanie works in Adult Services. Her oldest pet, … Continue reading The Real House Pets of OFPL
Summer Reading is here! It may look different from past summers, but the emphasis is still on digging into some great books and fun summer experiences. You can earn tickets for reading (books, audio-books, newspapers, magazines, or even bedtime stories), going on scavenger hunts, writing book reviews, creating a nature journal, writing a story and much more! These tickets can … Continue reading Dig Deeper, Read, Investigate, Discover!
It has been 5 days since the library has re-opened. Now, that sounds like a short amount of time but let me tell you, it's been great! I am so happy to be back to one of my favorite places. I know I am not the only one that feels that way. Long before I … Continue reading We’re Back!
This is the sixth week the library has been closed. We all miss seeing our patrons and experiencing the usual hustle and bustle of the library. We thought you all would like to know what your library staff has been up to during the quarantine. There are so many people that keep the library going. … Continue reading Greeting’s from the Top
This is the fourth week the library has been closed. We all miss seeing our patrons and experiencing the usual hustle and bustle of the library. We thought you all would like to know what your library staff has been up to during the quarantine. The front desk staff, including adult services (the help desk … Continue reading Greetings from Circulation
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day held in the United States. Since that time it has become a world wide movement to remind ourselves and each other to do things that help our environment. During the past 50 years, steps have been taken to make our communities safer places to live. The air is healthier, the … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day
We are in a strange and unfamiliar time without the usual routines and interactions. Some folks are at home in a furlough status. Others have spent an excruciatingly oppressive time sorting out access, permissions, and connectivity problems with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and a plethora of additional industry specific online platforms so that we can have … Continue reading Library News and Notes
This is the third week the library has been closed. We all miss seeing our patrons and the usual hustle and bustle of the library. We thought you all would like to know what your library staff has been up to during the quarantine. Staff from our children's department are always very popular, families come … Continue reading Greetings from the Children’s Department