As a child, I was a backseat passenger on a trip from Nashville, TN to Asheville, NC. Somewhere in the Smoky Mountains, I looked up and saw more stars than I'd seen in my whole life. Being a city girl, that lesson in light pollution was the first time I realized all I had been … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Dark Skies
This month we have the inside scoop on our very own star of stage and the circulation desk, Kasey K. In this exclusive for the O'Fallon Public Library Blog, Kasey reveals never-before-published details of her life in front of the footlights, backstage, and how she takes it easy at home. Remember folks, you read it … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Kasey K.
We are headed for the end of 2019. Soon we will all be making our New Year's resolutions (well some of us will). Since we are so close, there is no better time than the present to feature some books that will help you get a head start on your 2020 goals. Remember- anytime is … Continue reading The End is Near…
It is that time of year again where ghosts and goblins come out to play and creepy things howl in the night. We have all kinds of books at the library that will terrify and scare you, but if you are looking for something “not so scary” to read this month, then check out the … Continue reading Not So Scary, Scary Stories For Kids
Just in time for autumn's darkening days and the upcoming haunts of Halloween, Stephen Chbosky's Imaginary Friend is a perfect horror novel that taps into the common fears that most of us experienced as children. While I wouldn't have suspected that the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower would conjure up such a … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Imaginary Friend
This month we introduce Rachel H. in our Meet the Staff post. Rachel brought a lively cheerfulness to the O’Fallon Public Library when she joined us in June, and she is still a source of youthful energy. When you see her at the front desk, be sure to ask her about Star Wars. Rachel and … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Rachel H.
Usually I'm introducing the staff member who's sharing a favorite, but this time I was so excited about this new book that I just had to talk about how clever and satisfying it is. When I first read the book-jacket summary of Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty I knew it had all the … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations