FROM THE DIRECTOR
The 2012 Hurricane season begins June 1 andcontinues until November 30. While we’ve notexperienced any significant hurricanes since 2005,we need to be prepared and expect the unexpected.This also might be the time for you to invest in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) weather radio that will operate on batteriesor from an electrical outlet. You’ll get weather alerts24 hours a day and it is a very handy item to have.The Library has one and we use it year round,especially to alert us for stormy weather. Make surethat you are ready for our tropical storm season.
During the month of April we offered a specialdeal to our patrons who had outstanding fines andoverdue books. In recognition of National LibraryWeek, we declared April to be Fine
Free Month.Many people took advantage of our offer andreturned their library materials or checked in with usto have their fines removed. Thank you to all our patrons who took advantage of this offer.
Our Book, Bake, and Plant Sale held at the end of April was a great success. We sold many books,goodies, and plants. Thanks to all the Friends of theLibrary and Claybank Master Gardeners who workedfor months to get everything ready. Their hard work really paid off.
Our Summer Reading Program starts Wednesday,June 6
at 2:00. You may register your child or grandchild from now until May 31st. This year’stheme is “Dream Big Read.” We will have programsabout dreams, hopes, and wishes, and you’ll have theopportunity to think about what you want to be whenyou grow up! We’ll end with a Pajama Party. You’llfind a registration form and a schedule of events inthis newsletter. Join us for a fun
For other happenings at the Library, visit us onthe web atwww.odcpl.com.
Read Off Your Fines
Read Off Your Fines is a program for any patron whowishes to remove his/her Library fines without payingfor them. Just read in the Library! Call 774
5480 for more information.
FROM THE CREEL RICHARDSON ROOM
by Jocelyn Rayford
In the Genealogy Room, Ancestry.com is availableupon request. For those unacquainted withresearching on this site or on a computer, help isavailable. Usually, those new to the site becomecomfortable with it very quickly. Of interest toexperienced “Ancestry” researchers is the 1940 censusthat Ancestry.com has made available. However, if looking for a person who comes from a very populatedarea such as New York, New York, information is stilllimited.
We have the
Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses
1920 by William Thorndale andWilliam Dollarhide. This can tell the researcher whichcensuses are not available for each state, and whichlands belonged to Native Americans during census periods. This could be helpful to those researchingtheir Native American origins. Also, helpful is
The Dawes Commission and
the Allotment of the FiveCivilized Tribes 1893
by Kent Carter. This book was provided by Llewellyn Jones who is researchingthe Evans, Hext, Jones and William Families; her phone number is available.
Also, from Ms. Jones are the
Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations 1650
Scots in the West Indies 1707
1857 Volume I,
both byDavid Dobson.
Scots in Georgia and the Deep South
is also authored by David Dobson.
Scottish Family History, A Guide to Works of
Reference on the History and Genealogy of Scottish Families
was written by Margaret Stuart.
ATopographical Dictionary of Scotland
by SamuelLewis is a helpful reference. Each book comprises“Several Counties, Islands, Cities, Burgh and MarketTowns, Parishes and Principal Villages with Historicaland Statistical Descriptions, and Embellished withEngravings of the Seals and Arms of the DifferentBurghs and Universities.” The first edition of this setwas published in 1846, the second edition in 1851,reprinted in the U.S. in 1989.
BOOK SALE AREA
Our Friends Book Sale Area is open whenever the Library is open, and the offerings are updatedevery week. You may also note some carts at the en-trance of the Library with books and videos for sale.Our selection is wide and we’re sure you will findsomething that will please you and at a reasonable price.