Library News & Notes: Book Sale, Contest Winners and More

This article was originally featured in the October 13, 2021 O'Fallon Weekly. Teri Rankin, Youth Manager at the O'Fallon Public Library shares some current library news. Libraries…the final public frontier. I can feel my heart swell with pride as I hear William Shatner uttering these words about our hallowed halls of information! Although Shatner has … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Book Sale, Contest Winners and More

Summer Reading Wrap Up and More in Library News & Notes

This article, written by OFPL Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin, was featured in the August 18, 2021 O’Fallon Weekly. Here she gives a summer reading recap. Many families are making the annual migration to Walmart and Target to get school supplies. Classes begin soon and thoughts are turning towards setting alarms and managing homework. But … Continue reading Summer Reading Wrap Up and More in Library News & Notes

O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, October 10, 2018

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 O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, October 10, 2018

O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, October 3, 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 O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, October 3, 2018

O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, Sept. 26, 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 O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, Sept. 26, 2018

O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, Sept. 12, 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 O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, Sept. 12, 2018

O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, Aug 29, 2018

In this week's O'Fallon Weekly, Library Director Molly Scanlan reminds patrons that they can access Homework Help resources from their home computer with their library card number.  Students who need to do some serious school work can access full-text articles, complete with citation tools through the Biography, History, Points of View, or Reference Centers.   The Learning Express School Center provides the option … Continue reading O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, Aug 29, 2018

O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, Aug. 22, 2018

Youth Services Manager Teri Rankin shared some timely back-to-school resources in this week's column in the O'Fallon Weekly.  "We have books and databases that will help you or your child write a book report, write a research report, or help with any kind of school assignment," Teri said. In addition, the after-school tutors from SIUE will return … Continue reading O’Fallon Public Library News & Notes, Aug. 22, 2018