21 Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness Month, a Reader’s Advisory

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to hold a spotlight up to various mental health issues and to provide community awareness so sufferers know they aren't alone in their struggles. No list could be exhaustive, but here are 21 books on different mental health topics and for different reading levels. Click on the … Continue reading 21 Books to Read for Mental Health Awareness Month, a Reader’s Advisory

Autism Acceptance Month, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

We have all heard about or know someone who is affected by autism, but what is it? According to the Autism Society "Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects people differently and to varying degrees. It can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation." 1 … Continue reading Autism Acceptance Month, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

A Reader’s Advisory of the Most Popular Items from the O’Fallon Public Library Collection — January thru March 2022

Here are the most circulated items from adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and music so far this year from the O'Fallon Public Library's collection! See what your neighbors are reading (and listening to) most and request your copy today from the library's catalog by clicking on the title. Book descriptions are taken from the library catalog. … Continue reading A Reader’s Advisory of the Most Popular Items from the O’Fallon Public Library Collection — January thru March 2022

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

Charlotte’s Web: Climbing the Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

I first experienced "Charlotte's Web" with the rest of my sixth-grade class. One of the teachers, Mrs. Streeter (I can't remember her first name since I never used it), introduced me and everyone else to Charlotte, Wilbur, Templeton, and the rest of the farmyard animals through daily readings around recess time. I remember enjoying it … Continue reading Charlotte’s Web: Climbing the Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

Women’s History Month 2022, A Reader’s Advisory

March is Women's History Month — a time to remember and celebrate the contributions of women to American History. Here's a list of suggested books to read in honor of Women's History Month from O'Fallon Public Library: Taking Flight: from War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince. Michaela DePrince lived the first few years … Continue reading Women’s History Month 2022, A Reader’s Advisory

Watership Down: Climbing the O’Fallon Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics

This in-depth examination of "Watership Down" by Richard Adams is the second entry in "Climbing the O'Fallon Library's Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics with a Librarian." The first step was Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. I’d like to invite everyone to read along with me as I “climb the stairs” by reading the … Continue reading Watership Down: Climbing the O’Fallon Library’s Stairs, a Deep Dive into the Classics