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

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

Poetry for Kids (and kids at heart): A Poetry Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

From the Academy of American Poets - April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry. Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. The Author Spotlight this month celebrates the … Continue reading Poetry for Kids (and kids at heart): A Poetry Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

Join Our Hat Parade! A Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Services Department

I love hats! All kinds of hats! One of my favorite stories to read and to tell is Caps for Sale by Eshyr Slobodkina. It is timeless story about a cap peddler and some mischievous monkeys. This month we are celebrating all of the fun and important ways that we cover our heads. Here are some more books you may want to check out.  Tiara's Hat Parade … Continue reading Join Our Hat Parade! A Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Services Department

Stories that Inspire, A Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Services Department

"There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy." - Mark Twain Did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first American President to ride in an airplane? Did you know that Mary Parker, who was born … Continue reading Stories that Inspire, A Reader’s Advisory from the Youth Services Department

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

A Few of our Favorite Things (In the Children’s Department), A Reader’s Advisory

This month out Youth Services staff have picked out a few of their favorite books. Here are just some of the titles you can find on our special selection shelf. PICTURE BOOKS Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton Miss Teri says to check out Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. It is a sweet … Continue reading A Few of our Favorite Things (In the Children’s Department), A Reader’s Advisory