Charlotte’s Web: Climbing the Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

I first experienced "Charlotte's Web" with the rest of my sixth-grade class. One of the teachers, Mrs. Streeter (I can't remember her first name since I never used it), introduced me and everyone else to Charlotte, Wilbur, Templeton, and the rest of the farmyard animals through daily readings around recess time. I remember enjoying it … Continue reading Charlotte’s Web: Climbing the Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

Watership Down: Climbing the O’Fallon Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

This in-depth examination of "Watership Down" by Richard Adams is the second entry in "Climbing the O'Fallon Library's Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics with a Librarian." The first step was Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. I’d like to invite everyone to read along with me as I “climb the stairs” by reading the … Continue reading Watership Down: Climbing the O’Fallon Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

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

From Page-to-Screen: Here are some of the books being made into movies in 2022

Once a book is made into a film, its circulation stats go through the roof and we have lines of eager readers on the hold list. (Not that we're complaining!) Don't worry page-to-screen aficionados — the librarians of O'Fallon have you covered. Get a jump on the maddening crowd and reserve the books being made … Continue reading From Page-to-Screen: Here are some of the books being made into movies in 2022

What’s in the Display “Under the Stairs”: a January 2022 Spotlight on Library Services

One of the features of the library that is always changing is our displays. We have three main displays. The first is our largest display which features three shelves. You will find it across from the bubble wall. Next, is our round display shelf in the center of our marketplace area. Our newest display area … Continue reading What’s in the Display “Under the Stairs”: a January 2022 Spotlight on Library Services

The Most Popular Items in the O’Fallon Public Library’s Collection, 2021 Edition

Prepare your to-be-read list because we've compiled the most circulated items this year from different areas of the library! Here is what our community loved the most from Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Children's Fiction, the Children's Item Collection, Young Adult, and Movie categories. The descriptions were taken from the library catalog or book publisher. Enjoy! … Continue reading The Most Popular Items in the O’Fallon Public Library’s Collection, 2021 Edition

Funny Books for Kids – Part 2, a Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Are you back for some more giggles? Are you ready to laugh? As promised, here is part 2 of Funny books for kids featuring girls as the main character. Once again, they will be enjoyed by anyone needing a little humor in their life! Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon Dory Fantasmagory is a wonderful book … Continue reading Funny Books for Kids – Part 2, a Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services