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

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

I Spy with my little eye… A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Picture puzzles, like the riddles found in I Spy books and the hidden pictures in Highlights magazine, are a lot of fun and have many educational benefits. Picture puzzles help with visual discrimination skills which are essential for reading. Solving picture puzzles improves memory skills and increases a child's vocabulary. They also engage reluctant readers … Continue reading I Spy with my little eye… A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

VJ Day: 75th Anniversary. A Brief History and Reader’s Advisory

On this day in history, Imperial Japan surrendered and brought the Second World War to an end. It has been 75 years since this day occurred. The Second World War lasted almost six years and an estimated 75-85 million people perished worldwide. It is considered the deadliest military conflict in modern history and yet I realize there are so many aspects … Continue reading VJ Day: 75th Anniversary. A Brief History and Reader’s Advisory

O’Fallon Public Library Staff Picks of 2015, a Reader’s Advisory

Ryan: Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle. This book really tackles the challenges of living in a smartphone era. Think of how many times you see a family, or a group of friends, together in a physical space, yet everyone is absorbed in their phones.  Think of the connections and skills we are losing because of this … Continue reading O’Fallon Public Library Staff Picks of 2015, a Reader’s Advisory