Black History Month 2022, a Reader’s Advisory

February is Black History Month, a time for remembering and celebrating African American contributions throughout history. The theme for Black History Month 2022 is Black Health and Wellness. From the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH): "This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in … Continue reading Black History Month 2022, a Reader’s Advisory

Picture Book Recommendations for Black History Month

The Other SideWritten by Jaqueline WoodsonIllustrated by E.B. Lewis From the Publisher: Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Annie lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of … Continue reading Picture Book Recommendations for Black History Month

Children’s Books for Black History Month

¬† Celebrate Black History Month by reading these children's books! "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" by Vashti Harrison Ages 8-12 In this beautifully illustrated book, Vashti Harrison shares 40 different stories of amazing black women¬†portrayed by little little girls in order for children to be able to see themselves doing great things. The … Continue reading Children’s Books for Black History Month

ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Feb. 14, 2018

We're just past the half-way point in February and we've already enjoyed so many fun events here at the library.   In this week's O'Fallon Weekly column, Adult Services Manager Renny McBride said, "We've arm-knitted, toned our muscles in Zumba, burned calories, meditated, stretched in yoga poses, learned how to use our phone cameras, and hosted … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Feb. 14, 2018