Jenny Lawson Webinar, Latest Events and Services — Library News & Notes

Heidi Wiechert is the Adult Programming and Social Media Coordinator for O'Fallon Public Library. In the latest article for the O'Fallon Weekly, she discusses upcoming events and library services. I remember when O’Fallon Public Library was on Main Street in O’Fallon — I bet many of you do too. And then, I remember the community … Continue reading Jenny Lawson Webinar, Latest Events and Services — Library News & Notes

Reading Challenge and Youth Services Talent Contest — Library News and Notes

You may have tangible wealth untold;Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.Richer than I you can never be—I had a mother who read to me.From The Reading Mother by Strickland Gillilan (in the public domain) My mother was a reader. She would read to my brother and I every day from the few books we … Continue reading Reading Challenge and Youth Services Talent Contest — Library News and Notes

Experiencing New Year’s resolution failure? Don’t give up! A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

Despite experiencing failure year after year, many aspire to improve themselves with New Year's Resolutions. Now, nearly a month into 2022, some may have already given up. Don't quit! O'Fallon Public Library offers free support through a variety of resources. Use this reading guide to continue down the path of the various resolutions you may … Continue reading Experiencing New Year’s resolution failure? Don’t give up! A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

Free AARP Tax Appointments at the O’Fallon Public Library

Welcome to the Tax Filing Season for 2021! AARP TaxAide will again be providing tax preparation services at the library following the IRS and Tax-Aide guidelines. Due to the continuing COVID pandemic, we will be offering only a drop-off tax return preparation service similar to last year. You will still be required to schedule an … Continue reading Free AARP Tax Appointments at the O’Fallon Public Library

Library News & Notes – O’Fallon Public Library Director Ryan Johnson

O'Fallon Public Library Director Ryan Johnson shares the latest information about library news and services. This article originally appeared in O'Fallon Weekly. It’s a new year and an old set of problems as we all face uncertainty surrounding the latest COVID variants and the surges associated with them. We at the library have no current … Continue reading Library News & Notes – O’Fallon Public Library Director Ryan Johnson

The Dewey Decimal System: What it is and How to use it. A How-To Guide from O’Fallon Public Library

The Dewey Decimal Classification system is the most common way non-fiction library collections are organized. That being said — who invented it, what is it and how do you use it? Who was Mevil Dewey? A brief history. Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was born in December 1851. From an early age, he showed an interest … Continue reading The Dewey Decimal System: What it is and How to use it. A How-To Guide from O’Fallon Public Library

Library News & Notes: Things to do if you’re in a reading slump!

Susan C. writes Library News & Notes in which she gives insider tips about library events and services. This article originally appeared in the O'Fallon Weekly. As a library-worker-bee, it may seem incongruous to others that I could get tired of reading. But recently I’ve been bored, bored, bored with books and nothing interested me, … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Things to do if you’re in a reading slump!

Library Holiday Closures Reminder, Festive Quotations, and More December Holidays to Remember

Just a reminder: the O'Fallon Public Library will be closed today (Christmas Eve) and tomorrow (Christmas). We will also close at 1pm on New Year's Eve (December 31) and closed all day on New Year's Day (January 1). Our staff sends you best wishes and happy reading for the holiday season and beyond! Here are … Continue reading Library Holiday Closures Reminder, Festive Quotations, and More December Holidays to Remember