National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, a Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

October has been declared National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. If you or anyone you know needs help with this issue, or if you would like to learn more about it, please see the book lists and resources listed below for more information. Book Lists From the Women's Center for Advancement: https://wcaomaha.org/dvam-2020-booklist/ From Five … Continue reading National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, a Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

Halloween! Horror Reads and Scary Movies, A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

In the mood for thrills and chills? The librarians of O'Fallon Public Library have some suggestions for you! Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Scary Movies Kasey did an epic watch-through of Halloween movies last year in a hilarious series of blog posts. If you haven't had a chance to read (or view) them yet, here … Continue reading Halloween! Horror Reads and Scary Movies, A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library

Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks

It's no secret; teachers, librarians, and literacy experts agree that graphic novels can improve reading comprehension for readers of all ages and abilities. But with all the options, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, our cataloger Shawnna provides some recommendations for graphic adaptations of written works. But wait! There's more! She … Continue reading Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks

Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

We suspect you are ready for the long Labor Day weekend. Since there's always room for more books, I'm taking the opportunity to promote this unheralded holiday. In practically every aspect of work or home-life, things are better when everyone works together for a common goal. In a nutshell, that's what we celebrate on Labor … Continue reading Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

Gold Medal Reading, an Olympic-themed Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Department

We are over halfway through the Tokyo Olympic Games and it has been an exciting ride. There are a lot of interesting stories about the games throughout the years. Did you know that St. Louis was the first U.S. city to host the Olympic games in 1904? Did you know that skateboarding is a brand … Continue reading Gold Medal Reading, an Olympic-themed Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Department

Read the RAINBOW, a Summer Reading Advisory from the Youth Services Department

There is still a month of SUMMER READING left at the library. Are you looking for something different for your child to read? Do you want to challenge your child to try something new? Why not READ THE RAINBOW?!? This month in the Children's Special Selections there are books for all ages with color words … Continue reading Read the RAINBOW, a Summer Reading Advisory from the Youth Services Department

Meet the O’Fallon Public Library Plants – What’s Growing at the Library?

The New Plant Parent Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family Patrons often ask about the striking potted plants that grace our library. Fortunately, we have our resident expert, Annie in Circulation, to introduce a few of our residents. While visiting the library within the past year or so, you might have noticed our new residents! The … Continue reading Meet the O’Fallon Public Library Plants – What’s Growing at the Library?