Best of Contest – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

The O'Fallon Public Library had its first Adult Writing Contest this summer showcasing the writing skills and passions of area writers, ages 18 and up. Over 80 entries were received between June 1 and midnight, August 1. Winners were selected by a 4-person panel of judges and were announced August 21. Booklets will be printed … Continue reading Best of Contest – OFPL 2017 Summer Adult Writing Contest Winner

Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

While waiting for Sherman Alexie's newest title, my Five Star Friday recommendation is War Dances, the 2010 winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction.  While we have many titles of of his to choose from (see below), this collection of short stories, poems, and short works is one of my favorites. Publisher's Summary: Sherman Alexie delivers a … Continue reading Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

ICYMI – Library News & Notes Apr. 5, 2017

Circulation manager Michael King penned this week's column in the O'Fallon Weekly and answers some questions about the construction next door to the library as well as update on new titles and our Special Selections display. First, the construction underway is Lincoln Park Villas, affordable apartments for people 55 and older.  This will include extending Civic Plaza behind GCS Credit Union then … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes Apr. 5, 2017