Persepolis — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian

Welcome back to "Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian," a series of blog posts where we explore the classics painted on the O'Fallon Public Library's main staircase. This month's book is "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. "Persepolis" is about Satrapi's childhood in Iran which took place during the Islamic Revolution. It is written as a comic … Continue reading Persepolis — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian

Win a book from the Children’s Department! And learn about our special selections.

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles W. Eliot It is September and that means Library Card Sign-Up month. In the Children's section we are having a drawing for Nikki Giovanni's new book A Library. Here are some more … Continue reading Win a book from the Children’s Department! And learn about our special selections.

The Importance of Reading from Director Ryan Johnson in Library News & Notes

A friend of mine recently shared a TikTok of some random guy reciting all sorts of doom and gloom stats around book reading. I put forth a bit of effort, but ultimately couldn’t find his sources (not terribly surprising for TikTok content, but I digress). Assuming the best, let’s take these stats at face value. … Continue reading The Importance of Reading from Director Ryan Johnson in Library News & Notes

Summer Reading Stats and Upcoming Events in Library News & Notes

We know it’s back-to school time because families start to turn their attention from the library to the classroom. We hope selection of books and summer reading program kept your students engaged and reading this summer. We loved seeing each smiling (or grumpy) face, and we encourage you to keep reading together even though there … Continue reading Summer Reading Stats and Upcoming Events in Library News & Notes

Supply Drive, Binge Boxes and Staff Interviews in Library News & Notes

At O’Fallon Public Library, we’re always looking for ways to give back to the community. One of the ways you can make a tangible difference in the life of another is to give to the supply drive for the Journey of Hope maternity house. There is a donation table set up near the vending machines. … Continue reading Supply Drive, Binge Boxes and Staff Interviews in Library News & Notes

The Jungle Book — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian

This is the latest entry in "Climbing the Stairs," a series of blog posts that explores and celebrates the classic titles painted on the O'Fallon Public Library's staircase. Today we will be discussing "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling. "The Jungle Book" is a collection of short stories written for children in which anthropomorphic animals … Continue reading The Jungle Book — Climbing the Stairs with a Librarian