It’s Banned Books Month. But What are Banned Books? Why do They Matter?

If you find yourself passing by the bookshelf next to our cafe area here at O'Fallon Library, you'll find our newest display that marks the celebration of Banned Books Month. While I worked to put up the display, a lot of patrons asked me, "What is a banned book?" Here you can discover what banned … Continue reading It’s Banned Books Month. But What are Banned Books? Why do They Matter?

ICYMI – Library News & Notes Sept. 27, 2017

In this week's column in the O'Fallon Weekly, Adult Services Manager, Renny McBride, reminds patrons that words have power and we should proudly join other readers, writers, publishers, librarians, and journalists to support the freedom of ideas in the annual Banned Books Week. Many patrons I've spoken to this week have been surprised to find one or … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes Sept. 27, 2017

ICYMI Library News & Notes, Sept. 20, 2017

Assistant Library Director Ryan Johnson penned this week's column in the O'Fallon Weekly.  He reminds us that with your library card you have access to over 50 print magazine titles to check out, including The New Yorker, Consumer Reports, and People.   You can also download the Flipster App, login with your library card number, and you can download current … Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes, Sept. 20, 2017