Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us we can focus or re-focus on the hobbies that bring us joy. Hobbies are usually cast aside as something of no value. They are placed in the "if you get done with the important stuff" then you can work on them category. I … Continue reading Hobby Time, A Reader’s Advisory
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!
The library will be closed all day on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here's a reader's advisory put together by Susan, one of O'Fallon Public Library's librarians, to learn all about who Dr. King was and the values he lived by. DVD’s Selma [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures, Pathé and Harpo … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 17, 2022. A Reader’s Advisory
Hi, my name's Heidi and I like to read. What do I like to read? Predominantly science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction and self-help titles. That being said, I have aspirations of being a "classically" well-read person. What do I mean by classics? The most-tagged classics on Goodreads.com (one of the largest websites for readers in … Continue reading Climbing the O’Fallon Library’s Stairs: A Deep-Dive into the Classics with a Librarian
Love helping people, being part of a team, and being surrounded by books all day? The O’Fallon Public Library is looking for you! We need a cheerful people-person for our fast-paced Circulation Department. With roughly 9,000 folks streaming through our doors each and every month, we at OFPL (while we love books) are really about … Continue reading Now Hiring at O’Fallon Public Library!
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
Kate Wexell of Troop 520G is collecting items as part of her Eagle Scout Project. Her book drive will run from January 5 until January 28. There is a large collection bin near the vending machines on O'Fallon Public Library's first floor. Items Kate is collecting for the book drive include: — New and gently … Continue reading Book Drive at O’Fallon Public Library for a local Eagle Scout Project
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
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
Each week, the O’Fallon Weekly, a supporter of the O’Fallon Public Library publishes a column written by one of the library staff members. Ryan Johnson, OFPL Director, shares what he is thankful for. Life got busy and I failed to properly “Be Thankful” publicly in the lead-up to Thanksgiving. Allow me today to express that thankfulness … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Thank you from Our Director