O’Fallon Library to host preschool fair for caregivers and parents

By Kate Crutcher

O’FALLON – Leaving your child to be watched by caregivers can be a stressful process to overcome. The O’Fallon Public Library hopes to make the process easier by hosting their third annual Preschool Fair. 

For the past several years, the fair has had a good response and they have hope that this year will be no different. This year the event will be held on Monday, March 11, in the Library Community Room, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

“It is a great opportunity for the parents to have all of the schools together under one roof. That way, they can compare the information and get to meet the individuals who will potentially be working with their children,” Teri Rankin said, Youth Services Manger at the library. 

The library hopes to put on this event for years to come, as long as the schools and parents are interested. The library is always looking for ways to be able to help and provide this service for families in the community. 

So far there are six schools that are expected to be in attendance for the event. The library anticipates that a few more will be there on Monday night. Sylvan Learning Center will also be there to talk about tutoring help. 

“We are passionate about kids, education and community, so this is a perfect program to bring everyone together,” Rankin said.