Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library presents Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

What is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income. After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew … Continue reading Friends of the O’Fallon Public Library presents Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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

Summer Fun: a Listing of O’Fallon Area Camps and Programs from the Youth Services Department

Ms. Becky from the youth services department has put together an extensive list of O'Fallon Area Camps and Programs. Also, our library Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” runs from May 29 – July 30. There will be art, science, animals, dinosaurs, and more! O'Fallon Area Camps and Programs O'Fallon YMCA  -  The O'Fallon YMCA … Continue reading Summer Fun: a Listing of O’Fallon Area Camps and Programs from the Youth Services Department

Reading Challenge and Youth Services Talent Contest — Library News and Notes

You may have tangible wealth untold;Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.Richer than I you can never be—I had a mother who read to me.From The Reading Mother by Strickland Gillilan (in the public domain) My mother was a reader. She would read to my brother and I every day from the few books we … Continue reading Reading Challenge and Youth Services Talent Contest — Library News and Notes

“Kids with a Knack” Talent Contest 2022 at O’Fallon Public Library

During the month of March, youth services are having a talent contest for kids! Do you have the knack? Have someone take a short (three-minute or less) video of you doing something you are good at.  Don't know what to do?  Here are some ideas: Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com Animal Calls e.g. Duck, Bird, … Continue reading “Kids with a Knack” Talent Contest 2022 at O’Fallon Public Library