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

July Supply Drive and Banned Books in Library News & Notes

Did you know that July carries the title of National Anti-Boredom month? The recognition of July as National Anti-Boredom Month was developed by Alan Caruba in the 1980’s. He chose the month, says nationaldaycalendar.com because: “there’s not much going on and it’s the hotter part of the summer break from school.” Mr. Caruba must not … Continue reading July Supply Drive and Banned Books in Library News & Notes

Station Eleven from Page to Screen — Director Ryan Johnson’s Library News & Notes

I don’t usually do book recommendations with this space, but I feel compelled. Let’s start at the end… My wife and I are currently watching Station Eleven on HBO Max. It is a ten-episode series based on the 2014 book by Emily St. John Mandel. The book did well but it wasn’t exactly a runaway … Continue reading Station Eleven from Page to Screen — Director Ryan Johnson’s 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

Free Tax Prep and Falling Ceiling Tiles — Director Ryan Johnson Shares Recent Library News

It’s February, which means tax season at the library. We are so happy to once again be partnering with AARP to provide tax aide service to the community. Last year, despite COVID-related limitations, we helped 409 clients file their taxes with combined refunds totaling $511,984. What’s more, we helped clients save roughly $102,250 in fees … Continue reading Free Tax Prep and Falling Ceiling Tiles — Director Ryan Johnson Shares Recent Library News

Library News & Notes — Favorite Lists from the Children’s Department and More

Written by Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin. This article originally appeared in the O'Fallon Weekly. Monday, January 24 was a big day for geeks like me. You may know, from previous January columns, that the Caldecott, Newbery, and other Youth Media Awards are revealed in late January! Could it get more exciting?! If you are … Continue reading Library News & Notes — Favorite Lists from the Children’s Department and More

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