We are in a strange and unfamiliar time without the usual routines and interactions. Some folks are at home in a furlough status. Others have spent an excruciatingly oppressive time sorting out access, permissions, and connectivity problems with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and a plethora of additional industry specific online platforms so that we can have … Continue reading Library News and Notes
This month our pick for Meet the Staff Angie S. has a wide variety of talents and experiences that make her a valuable addition to the O'Fallon Public Library family. We are grateful Angie is sharing her many talents. She's got me thinking we need to schedule a karaoke night. Angie S. It’s been just … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Angie S.
If you’ve been to the Library this week, you’ve surely noticed the gorgeous new potted plants at the entrance. Director Molly Scanlan said in this week’s O’Fallon Weekly that the arrangements were designed by Sarah Burton from the Parks Department. They certainly are a festive and welcoming addition to the entryway. Thanks to Sarah for the touch … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 10, 2018
"Great Libraries Build Communities" Assistant Director Ryan Johnson said in the O'Fallon Weekly column that he came across this quote attributed to the prominent scholar and library-world advocate, R. David Lankes: "Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services; great libraries build communities." Ryan said he likes to think we fall into the great category. "On any given … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes October 3, 2018
Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded readers of the O'Fallon Weekly that our Book Sale weekend is 9 AM Saturday, September 29, until 4 PM, and Sunday, September 30, 1 - 5 PM. Thanks to all the work of the Friends of the Library, patrons can shop from a wide collection of books, DVDs, and CDs. There's something for … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 26, 2018
Library Director Molly Scanlan reminded community members they can register to vote at the library until October 9, in this week's edition of the O'Fallon Weekly. "Early voting begins September 27th!" she said. Even if you miss the library deadline, Molly said, you will still be able to register and vote the same day at the … Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, Sept. 12, 2018
"September is a busy month for libraries nationwide," said Assistant Director Ryan Johnson in this week's O'Fallon Weekly. "For starters, it's Library Card Sign-Up Month." The American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind community members that getting a library card is the first step toward success in school, becoming a lifelong learner and … Continue reading ICYMI Library News & Notes September 5, 2018