A Few of our Favorite Things (In the Children’s Department), A Reader’s Advisory

This month out Youth Services staff have picked out a few of their favorite books. Here are just some of the titles you can find on our special selection shelf. PICTURE BOOKS Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton Miss Teri says to check out Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. It is a sweet … Continue reading A Few of our Favorite Things (In the Children’s Department), A Reader’s Advisory

It’s Cookie Baking Time! A Cookie-Themed Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

The holidays will look very different this year, but some things will remain the same. We may not be able to participate in cookie exchanges, but we can have the joy of baking cookies at home with our families. The library is hosting a special (at-home) cookie baking event. There will be some great prizes … Continue reading It’s Cookie Baking Time! A Cookie-Themed Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

OFPL Staff Recommends, A Thrilling Reader’s Advisory

This is where we give OFPL staff members an opportunity to write about some of their favorite books.  This month, Angie in Circulation shares some thrilling suggestions. Next time you're in the library, be sure to ask Angie for more pulse-quickening titles.  One of my favorite parts about pandemic reading has definitely been the thrillers … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends, A Thrilling Reader’s Advisory

What Do Animals Do in the Winter? A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Hibernating, migrating and adapting are the three things that animals can do to face cold winter temperatures. Come check out our Special Selections this month to find books about different animals and how they adjust to colder weather. We even have a several fun fiction books that feature popular Arctic and Antarctic animals like polar … Continue reading What Do Animals Do in the Winter? A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Other December Holidays, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Most of us are familiar with the cultural and religious holidays in December like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but did you know that there are over 70 holidays in December? Here are a few …   December 4 – National Cookie Day  December 5 – International Ninja Day  December 9 – National Llama Day  December 11 … Continue reading Other December Holidays, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

O’Fallon Librarian Staff Picks, a Reader’s Advisory

Need some reading suggestions?  O'Fallon's librarians have your back!  From fantasy to thrillers to non-fiction and young adult, our staff has plenty of top notch reads for you to enjoy. Click on the individual names to find their book list with descriptions of each reading selection in the library catalog. Happy reading! Ryan enjoys a … Continue reading O’Fallon Librarian Staff Picks, a Reader’s Advisory

Long, Short, Just Right: A Time-Based Reader’s Advisory

When you sit down to read, do you want books that take minutes or days to finish?  Check out these book lists to find the book that works with the time that you have. Very Long: 10 Longest Novels Long: Big Fat Books Worth the Effort Medium: The Middle Short: Classic Short Reads Still Short: Short Books for Busy People … Continue reading Long, Short, Just Right: A Time-Based Reader’s Advisory