Generation Z & Living as a Community

Recently, my “Library News & Notes” column for the O’Fallon Weekly highlighted OFPL events that promote wellness and increase adolescents’ connection to their community. (Frankly, all of our Summer Reading Program events connect participants to the wider community - I'm just sayin'.) Anyway, in the column, I referred to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy’s … Continue reading Generation Z & Living as a Community

Children’s Books About Counseling, A Reader’s Advisory

If you're considering taking a child to counseling for the first time, here are a couple books that could help them out and maybe even excite them about this new experience. "Mr. Worry: A Story About OCD" by Holly L. Niner Like most children, Kevin worries about many things. Is there something lurking under the … Continue reading Children’s Books About Counseling, A Reader’s Advisory

Best Essay – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

The O'Fallon Public Library had its first Adult Writing Contest this summer showcasing the writing skills and passions of area writers, ages 18 and up. Over 80 entries were received between June 1 and midnight, August 1. Winners were selected by a 4-person panel of judges and were announced August 21. Booklets will be printed … Continue reading Best Essay – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner