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

Under the Sea, A Summer Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Are you holding on to the last bits of summer? Do you want to enjoy the sights of the ocean without getting sand everywhere? Do you need some ideas for helping your student with learning at home? The new Special Selections in the Children’s Department is full of books about the ocean and creatures that live there.  … Continue reading Under the Sea, A Summer Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Promote Summer Learning (And Have Fun!), A Note of Encouragement from Youth Services

Before I started working at the library I was a school teacher for 18 years. At the beginning of each school year I would spend  4-6 weeks assessing and often reteaching material that was covered the year before. This year parents and educators are especially concerned about lost academic gains due to the extended quarantine at the end of school.  Good news! There … Continue reading Promote Summer Learning (And Have Fun!), A Note of Encouragement from Youth Services

Dig Deeper, Read, Investigate, Discover! Summer Reading 2020 with O’Fallon Public Library

Summer Reading is here! It may look different from past summers, but the emphasis is still on digging into some great books and fun summer experiences.   You can earn tickets for reading (books, audio-books, newspapers, magazines, or even bedtime stories),  going on scavenger hunts, writing book reviews, creating a nature journal, writing a story and much more! These tickets can … Continue reading Dig Deeper, Read, Investigate, Discover! Summer Reading 2020 with O’Fallon Public Library

Middle-Grade Summer Reads from the Youth Services Department

Caterpillar SummerWritten by Gillian McDunnRecommended for Middle-Grades From the Publisher Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond-- Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She's the one who … Continue reading Middle-Grade Summer Reads from the Youth Services Department

3 Middle Grade Adventure Stories for Summer, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

It's Summer Reading Program time! If you or any kids you know need some new reading recommendations for summer, O'Fallon Public Library has some just for you! These Middle Grade adventure stories are sure to capture your interest--perhaps with just the book covers alone--I mean check out the artwork on them. These stories are perfect … Continue reading 3 Middle Grade Adventure Stories for Summer, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services