Halloween! Horror Reads and Scary Movies, A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

In the mood for thrills and chills? The librarians of O'Fallon Public Library have some suggestions for you! Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Scary Movies Kasey did an epic watch-through of Halloween movies last year in a hilarious series of blog posts. If you haven't had a chance to read (or view) them yet, here … Continue reading Halloween! Horror Reads and Scary Movies, A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

Read the RAINBOW, a Summer Reading Advisory from the Youth Services Department

There is still a month of SUMMER READING left at the library. Are you looking for something different for your child to read? Do you want to challenge your child to try something new? Why not READ THE RAINBOW?!? This month in the Children's Special Selections there are books for all ages with color words … Continue reading Read the RAINBOW, a Summer Reading Advisory from the Youth Services Department

Poetry for Kids (and kids at heart): A Poetry Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

From the Academy of American Poets - April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry. Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. The Author Spotlight this month celebrates the … Continue reading Poetry for Kids (and kids at heart): A Poetry Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

I Spy with my little eye… A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Picture puzzles, like the riddles found in I Spy books and the hidden pictures in Highlights magazine, are a lot of fun and have many educational benefits. Picture puzzles help with visual discrimination skills which are essential for reading. Solving picture puzzles improves memory skills and increases a child's vocabulary. They also engage reluctant readers … Continue reading I Spy with my little eye… A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

3 Middle Grade Adventure Stories for Summer, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

It's Summer Reading Program time! If you or any kids you know need some new reading recommendations for summer, O'Fallon Public Library has some just for you! These Middle Grade adventure stories are sure to capture your interest--perhaps with just the book covers alone--I mean check out the artwork on them. These stories are perfect … Continue reading 3 Middle Grade Adventure Stories for Summer, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

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

A Series of Unfortunate Events, A Reader’s Advisory

The television series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Season 2 releases today, March 30th! Are you ready? If you've read the books and want to watch the series, check out one of our Roku devices. A Series of Unfortunate Events follows three, recently orphaned children, Violet, Claus, and Sunny Baudelaire as they maneuver their misfortunes … Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events, A Reader’s Advisory

Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Encourage kids to be rebellious against the social norms of their genders. Learn about many phenomenal women and hear their stories as scientists, astronauts, writers, artists, politicians, motorcycle racers, and rappers. Illustrated in modern art style with each page completely different than the last. These very real biographies are told … Continue reading Children’s Books for Women’s History Month