The Most Popular Items in the O’Fallon Public Library’s Collection, 2021 Edition

Prepare your to-be-read list because we've compiled the most circulated items this year from different areas of the library! Here is what our community loved the most from Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Children's Fiction, the Children's Item Collection, Young Adult, and Movie categories. The descriptions were taken from the library catalog or book publisher. Enjoy! … Continue reading The Most Popular Items in the O’Fallon Public Library’s Collection, 2021 Edition

5 Young Adult Fiction Books about Grief, A Reader’s Advisory

With recent news headlines in mind, we have a list of young adult fiction novels for teens or anyone experiencing a significant loss, whatever the circumstances. The Hate U Give Starr Carter navigates two worlds, an upscale suburban preparatory school and the impoverished city neighborhoods where she lives. After a police officer shoots and kills her … Continue reading 5 Young Adult Fiction Books about Grief, A Reader’s Advisory

We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen, A Reader’s Advisory

For New Title Tuesday, I chose We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen.   I wanted something that would rekindle my sentimental side as we draw closer to Valentine’s Day.  This book about college-age students negotiating relationships did the trick.  It also helped that it is set in the early 1980’s and the … Continue reading We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen, A Reader’s Advisory

Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

Check out this review from one of our own O'Fallon librarian's blogs! This is the second book in the Seraphina series. Seraphina is a half dragon/half human musician who, in the last book, was trying to hide her identity from those around her because, in this world where dragons are real, her existence was considered … Continue reading Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

The Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael Rubens, A Reader’s Advisory

Publisher summary The Bad Decisions Playlist: Sixteen-year-old Austin is always messing up and then joking his way out of tough spots. The sudden appearance of his allegedly dead father, who happens to be the very-much-alive rock star Shane Tyler, stops him cold. Austin—a talented musician himself—is sucked into his newfound father’s alluring music-biz orbit, pulling his … Continue reading The Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael Rubens, A Reader’s Advisory

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, A Book Review

We've all heard the debate.  Movie or book?  Maybe it's the librarian in me (or maybe it's just the truth), but 99% of the time, I prefer the book.  I think it comes with the disappointment of knowing that what comes on the big screen won't match the details you've reconstructed in your head. However. … Continue reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, A Book Review