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

Library News & Notes December 15, 2021: End of the Year Things at O’Fallon Public Library

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. Susan Cantonwine, Adult Services Assistant since 2016, enjoys talking with patrons and learning new things. I hear from folks every day who feel it’s nearly impossible to carve out personal time during … Continue reading Library News & Notes December 15, 2021: End of the Year Things at O’Fallon Public Library

Library News & Notes: Secrets of Rest and Relaxation

Susan, from our Adult Services team, shares her secrets of how to rest and relax during this busy season. This was printed in the December 15, 2021 edition of the O’Fallon Weekly. I hear from folks every day who feel it’s nearly impossible to carve out personal time during the inevitable end-of-year deadline-fest. I love wrapping up and … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Secrets of Rest and Relaxation

Library News & Notes: Holiday Thoughts and Free Library Services

Susan from our Adult Services team shares what's currently happening at the library. This was printed in the November 17, 2021 edition of the O’Fallon Weekly. Thursday nights in Adult Services usually buzz with the frenetic must-do-energy of folks trying to meetFriday deadlines. But, this most recent Thursday was Veterans Day, and the computer area was slow … Continue reading Library News & Notes: Holiday Thoughts and Free Library Services

Library News & Notes: the Development of the English Language

O'Fallon Public Library Director, Ryan Johnson, gives us some insight into the English language from the  October 27, 2021, edition of the O’Fallon Weekly. A recent episode of the podcast 99% Invisible had me both laughing out loud on a desolate stretch of I-64, and amazed that anyone ever becomes proficient in the English language. The episode … Continue reading Library News & Notes: the Development of the English Language