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Volume 15 Issue 04
416 James Street Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.odcpl.com Facebook.com/ozarklibrary
Board of Directors Earl Hyers Marie Black Imogene Mixson Beverly Raley Mary Stewart
Library Staff Full Time Staff Director Part Time Staff Genealogy/Reference Librarian Admin. Assist/ILL Librarian Processor Circulation Clerk Cataloger Marketing & Media WebMaster Children’s Librarian Circulation Clerk
Sandra J. Holmes Jocelyn Rayford Elaine Land Karen Speck Darnell Johnson Minta Forester Kathryn Clark Joni Mize Angela Olivier Patrick Clark
Statistics for February 2013
Circulation Attendance New Materials Site Visits Borrowers on roll Employment searches Internet Users Genealogy Users 7,483 6,889 161 199,420 13,023 2,450 2,345 265
Quote of the Month
I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. --Isaac Asimov
LIBRARY HOURS Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday & Monday
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Our children had a week of great programs and activities during spring break. They started the week studying art with Ruth Rosentrater. Ruth is talented and has patience so that the children had a great time. They enjoyed Louise Grider and her Owls of Alabama, and then moved on to McWane Center‟s Planetarium with the constellations. Finally they enjoyed a program with live farm animals, Two-By-Two Petting Zoo. It was great fun and was made possible by a generous donation from Wiregrass United Way. The Library continues to reach out to our young people and offer a safe environment for our youth. In celebration of National Library Week, April 14-20, the Library has declared April to be Fine-Free Month. If you have overdue books, return them anytime during this month and we‟ll remove your late charges. Likewise, if you currently have fines but have returned your materials, stop by the Library and we‟ll remove all charges. Take advantage of this special offer to clear your record and once again enjoy your library privileges. Also during April, we celebrate National Volunteer Week. We thank all of our wonderful volunteers. Without their help, we could not operate this Library. They work with us each and every day, performing a variety of duties. We cannot begin to thank them enough for all they do, and they do it cheerfully. Our volunteers include all of our Friends of the Library who come each Monday to work in our Book Sale Area to sort and price books and put Amazon books on line. They are directly responsible for raising much needed funds for our Library. We also have volunteers who work the Circulation Desk. They enable us to get through those busy days. We have one volunteer who plays a big part in keeping our computers going and offering advice and information on software and hardware. Even our Board members are volunteers and help us each month simply because they want us to have a successful Library. Thanks to all these people who give of their time and talent each week. Big Book, Bake, and Plant Sale Mark your calendar for our Big Book, Plant, and Bake sale starting at 8:00 on Saturday, April 6th. This is the Friends of the Library‟s major fund-raiser this year and one that you won‟t want to miss. Come early to get your pick of the lovely plants offered by Master Gardeners. You should be able to find just about any book you want or need and the price should be just right. Likewise, you‟ll find the most delicious baked goods offered by the best cooks in our community. Spring Hill Methodist Church by Jocelyn Rayford This church was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on August 13, 1987. Organized in October 1876 as a Methodist Episcopal Church, South, after the closing of the Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church, South, it remained active until the appointment of the church was discontinued by the Alabama-West Florida Conference in 1978. This church can be found on the 1907 map by Judge Deese in the Klondyke community, southeast of Ozark. It was named the “Methodist Episcopal Church, South” as a result of slavery. According to the book Claybank Memories, written by Judge Val McGee, “The first breakup of a national institution because of slavery, was, surprisingly enough, the Methodist Episcopal Church…The southern Methodist churches promptly met in conference and organized a separate Methodist conference, calling it the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.” Dr. Frank Arnold, Jr., a minister who retired to reside in the Klondyke Community of Dale County, wrote in the Heritage of Dale County, Alabama, “This church, often referred to as „Spring Hill‟, was served by 46 ministers during its 102year history. Their average tenure was around two years.” The following includes some of their names: Jesse T. Lee, Frank M. Jenkins, Thomas O. Mullins, Angus C. Lee, and Lewis T. Reynolds. Families who appear on the original roll of church membership were: “Mullins, Lee, Reynolds, Peacock, Whaley, Jenkins, Harper, Miller, Everett, Andrews, Woodham, Cox, Hill, Cannon, Arnold, Mitchell, Williams, Tomlin, Woodall, Register and others.” According to Dr. Frank A. Arnold, the physical structure of this church “is representative of a type and style of church construction to be found circa 1850-1910 in rural Alabama.” In the Heritage of Dale County he further states, “The distinctive thing about this structure is that it is one of the few surviving with nearly original integrity. It was constructed of native pine …The hand-hewn center sill is 40 feet long, spanning the entire length of the structure…Pews are handmade of planed heart pine boards. Inscriptions of names of persons spanning the history of the church are scratched and carved into the pews.” Because the church building is now private property, permission must be obtained prior to visiting the site. This church is located 6 miles south of Ozark along Highway 123 South. Dr. Arnold‟s driving instructions are: “From Highway 123 South, turn right across the street from the Klondyke Gospel Music Center, down a dirt road.” Dr. Frank A. Arnold passed away in Ozark, June 2002.
NEW MATERIALS BEST SELLERS—FICTION Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb Children of Kings by Marion Bradley Daniel X: Game Over by James Patterson Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman Night Moves by Randy Wayne White Rails of Freedom by Linda Robinson Shadow of Freedom by David Weber Striker by Clive Cussler Suspect by Robert Crais The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Witch & Wizard: The Fire by James Patterson Witch & Wizard: The Kiss by James Patterson BEST SELLERS—NONFICTION America the Beautiful (973 CAR) Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior (359.9 DEN) Erasing Death: Science That is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life & Death (616.1 PAR) Girls with Swords: How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero (248.8 BEV) Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness… (362.4 SHE) The Fall of the House of Dixie: Civil War & Social Revolution (973.7 LEV) The Ultimate Conversation: Talking with God Through Prayer (248.3 STA) BEST SELLERS—LARGE PRINT After Tex by Sherryl Woods Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin Bridegroom Wore Plaid by Grace Burrowes Brink of Chaos by Tim LaHaye Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner Home by Dark by Marta Perry Importance of Being Wicked by Victoria Alexander Invisible Murder by Lene Kaaberbol Out of Warranty by Haywood Smith
MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS In Honor of Becky Robinett Donor Ozark Literary Club
Other Donors Wiregrass United Way Jack Cumbie Friends of the Library Avis Joan Autrey Sharon Price Scott Outlaw Lon Flurer Clyde Hennies Ricky Kennedy Steven Barnett John Spade Estate of Joan B. Krueger Mary Ann Wallace Kay McGarvey Estate Patricia Jerrell Judy Trawick Daniel Varney Sue Quick Tim & Kim Goode Elizabeth Danner Sylvia Olivier Reta Dyson Byrd White Senator Harri Anne Smith Frank Phillips Building Improvement Fund Donations George & Mona Wright Alpha Delta Kappa Fidelis Eta FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIPS SILVER Lon & Mary Flurer Daniel & Barbara Petrosky Altha Newman John & Marilyn Tamplin
Book Signing This month we feature two local authors, Linda Robinson and Robin Hill, who will be here to show their books beginning at 9:00 on Saturday, April 6th. They will be in the West Wing during the time of our Big Book, Bake, and Plant Sale. E-Books We now offer E-Books through Overdrive. Simply log on http://camellia.lib.overdrive.com and type in your Library card number, being sure to include the entire 13-digit number, except the final number. Enjoy your chosen material on your computer, mobile device, Kindle, iPod, or other compatible devices. For questions, call the Library at 774-5480.
April is--National Poetry Month National Sexual Assault Awareness Month National Volunteers Week--April 21-27 National Library Week--April 14-20 Fine-Free Month
Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society The Society will meet Monday, April 1st at 6:00 in the Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library. It is our Anniversary Celebration and Installation of Officers. Bring ideas for future programs.
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1 10—Book Work Day
6—Dale County Geneal/Histor Society
4 10:30—Story Time
5 Noon—AA 7—AA 12 Noon—AA 7—AA
6 9--Book Signing
8—FOL Book, Plant & Bake Sale 9-10—Computer Class 4-7—Pokémon
8 10—Book Work Day
10 9—Library Board 10:30—FOL Board Noon—AA
11 10:30—Story Time 2:30—Judge McGee Forum 18 10:30—Story Time
13 9-10—Computer Class
15 10—Book Work Day
19 Noon—AA 7—AA
20 9-10—Computer Class
12:45--Popcorn & Movie
National Library Week
21 5:45—AA 22 10—Book Work Day 23
4-7—Pokémon 27 9-10—Computer Class
National Volunteers Week
28 5:45—AA 29 10—Book Work Day
25 10:30—Story Time 2:30—Judge McGee Forum
26 Noon—AA 7—AA
APRIL IS FINE-FREE MONTH AT YOUR LIBRARY.
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