Shawnna and her buddy, Zero who keeps her company while she's gaming Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members to write about some of their favorite books. This month, our cataloger Shawnna M. reminds us that we have more than just books. We have lots of things to satisfy … Continue reading Third Thursday-Staff Recommendations
The unifying theme of these new titles is they were each by writers who shed light on things right in front of us and might not notice. In some cases, we might not want to notice as I admit when I read Emily Guendelsberger's account of working at Amazon. Since I love, love, love, knowing … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Noticing and Understanding
This month our pick for Meet the Staff needs no introduction. Traci has been at the library for a decade and has brightened the lives of patrons and co-workers alike. Next time you see her, congratulate her on her work anniversary! Traci Wow! This month marks my 10 year work anniversary with the library. This … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Traci S.
Welcome again to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members to write about some of their favorite books. This month, Circulation Assistant Andrea B. shares a couple of her recommended titles. Thank you, Andrea!! Impostors by Scott Westerfeld was a really great trip back to the world of Uglies and a … Continue reading Third Thursday-Staff Recommendations
It was purely coincidence that the titles I chose are set in the past, present, and future. Each differ in tone, topic, and genre, they are nonetheless unpredictable and compelling. Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman does not follow the usual midlife crisis formula. Gilman said she wanted to explore, "What if … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Present, Future, Past
Caterpillar Summer Written by Gillian McDunn Recommended for Middle-Grades From the Publisher Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond-- Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She's the … Continue reading Middle-Grade Summer Reads
Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. For June we introduce Katie G., one of our new Circulation Assistants and future world-traveler. We are very lucky she joined us this year. When you see her, be sure and share one of your favorite things to do in O'Fallon. Finding the O’Fallon Public Library … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Katie G.