"Great Libraries Build Communities" Assistant Director Ryan Johnson said in the O'Fallon Weekly column that he came across this quote attributed to the prominent scholar and library-world advocate, R. David Lankes: "Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services; great libraries build communities." Ryan said he likes to think we fall into the great category. "On any given … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 3, 2018
Teri Rankin, Youth Services Manager, reported on the amazing stats from this year's Summer Reading Program in the recent O'Fallon Weekly. "Collectively, registrants read a total of 283,448 minutes! The average number of minutes per person was 226 minutes. Our top juvenile reader spent 3,675 minutes reading!" Teri said, "That's a lot of time reading and … Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes, July 25, 2018
In this week's O'Fallon Weekly, Teri Rankin, Youth Services Manager wrote, "The library is a great place to go this summer to find a good book or movie or enjoy an activity or craft project." Not only is it a good escape from the heat, our shelves are stocked with great summer books and our … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, June 27, 2018
In this week's O'Fallon Weekly, Teri Rankin provides an overview of clubs offered by Youth Services. Science Club (best for ages 8 and up) is an after-school science program that focuses on STEM and STEAM activities, coupled with general science exploration. From cardboard automata to rain gardens to rubber-band-powered cars, kids will be challenged to design and build, … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Feb. 28, 2018
Chess Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 4pm. For kids in second grade and up. Learn new chess moves and practice playing others at your skill level. This club is facilitated by Charlie Knoth, former State Chess Champion.