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May 2018 Volume 20 Issue 5

416 James Street

Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480

Board of Directors

Marie Black
Imogene Mixson Beverly Raley
Marian Jenkins Jewnita Clark

Library Staff

Full Time Staff

Director Sandra J. Holmes
Genealogy/Reference Librarian Joni Wood

Part Time Staff

Admin Assist/Bookkeeper Jennifer Simpson
Children’s Librarian Cheryl Schwartzkopf
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk/IT Andrew Godeke
Cataloger Lou Harry
Custodian Barbara Daniels

Statistics for March 2018

Circulation 4,448
Attendance 10,945
New Materials 14
Site Visits 25,248
Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Borrowers on Roll 10,916
Employment Searches 9,214 The Society will meet Monday, May 7th in the
Internet Use 3,519 Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
invited to attend.
Genealogy Users 195
E-Books 368
Quote of the Month Tuesday through Thursday
There is not such a cradle of democracy 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
upon the earth as the free Public Library, this Friday and Saturday
republic of letters, where neither rank, office, 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Closed on Sunday & Monday
--Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist (1835-1919)
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By Joni Wood
We are now registering children birth to 6th
grade for our Summer Reading Program (SRP) First County Seats of Henry & Dale Counties
scheduled to begin Thursday, June 7 at 2:00. This
year’s theme is “Libraries Rock” and our Children’s In 1822, three years after Henry County was officially
Librarian, Cheryl, has great programs planned and established, Richmond was chosen as its first county seat.
great books for the participants to read. Thanks to Richmond, named after Richmond, VA, was located on
generous donations from our Friends of the Library, 160 acres of free- state land near the northeast corner of
each child will receive a SRP T-shirt with the present-day Dothan Airport and now on the edge of Dale
County. Robert Irwin, with the help of Pelatiah
program logo printed on the back. Be sure to bring
Whitehurst, built a log courthouse, a jail, and a pillory for
your children, grandchildren, or even great- the new county seat. Probate Judge David Caldwell was
grandchildren for a fun and educational time. elected as the first probate judge in 1821; though, he held
We had our first official fundraiser on Saturday, court in the homes of the early settlers before the
April 28, at the Ann Rudd Art Center. A wonderful courthouse was built in 1822.
group of people joined us as we enjoyed heavy hor A few short years later, Dale County was carved out
d’oeurves and great companionship. Many thanks to of portions of the then Henry, Barbour, and Covington
those who attended and donated to our growing New counties on December 22, 1824. Although Richmond
Building Fund. We added $7,725 to the Fund. We remained within Henry County limits, Columbia became
estimate that approximately 50 people joined us. We the second county seat for Henry County after Dale
were very happy to see our former Mayor Billy County was established. Lewis Hutchison was appointed
Blackwell with his lovely wife Berta and a member as Dale County’s first probate judge on September 24,
of our County Commission Chic Gary and his wife. 1825 replacing Pelatiah Whitehurst who lived in Henry
Likewise, a great Library supporter, our State County. Richmond was later annexed to Dale County on
January 4, 1826 and became its first county seat. A few
Representative, Steve Clouse and his wife attended.
days later, both Henry and Dale counties were levied a
We are now planning our next fundraiser to be held
tax to pay the debt due to Irwin and Whitehurst for
in late July or early August to give those who could
building the courthouse and jail. Court was held in “Old
not attend a chance to attend our next event. I want Courthouse” until a permanent location in the center of
to especially thank our FOL President, Chris the county was chosen. On January 12, 1830, Daleville
Wisham, and our best fundraiser, Bonnie Crawford, became the second county seat for Dale County.
for stepping forward to assist us in this huge Today, Richmond is a dead town whose only remains
undertaking. Without our friends and great is a historical marker marking its former existence. The
volunteers, we could not the job done. Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Dale
County Historical Society erected this marker in 1979 at
the intersection of Alabama Highway 134 & Dale County
All discarded books are $1 or less! Road 87 near the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

We offer E-Books through Overdrive. Simply log
Come check on and type in your
them out Library card number, be sure to include the entire 13
-digit number, except the final number. Enjoy your
before they’re chosen material on your computer, mobile device,
all gone. Kindle, iPod, or other compatible devices.
For questions, call the Library at 774-5480.
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17th Suspect by James Patterson Wiregrass United Way Billy Riley
Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel Friends of the Library Cornelia Page
Agent in Place by Mark Greaney Ozark Literary Club Holly Kennedy
Arms From the Sea by Rich Shapero Ozark Rotary Club Billy Gaither
As You Wish by Jude Deveraux Sue Switzer Ozark Literary Club
Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding Jack Cumbie Marjorie Sorrell
Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry Dr. Imogene Mixson Joe Walker
Brenda Minton
Bookworm by Mitch Silver
James & Elaine Land
Breakdown by B.A. Paris Jimmy Grice
Call to Vengeance by David Weber Chris Wisham
Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White
Clarity by Keith Thomas In Memory of Donor
Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver
Dangerous Game by Heather Graham Patricia Auman Chuck Auman
Death of an Honest Man by M.C. Beaton Robert Walters Carol Dawson
Tom Clancy’s Power and Empire by Marc Cameron Jewell Hudson ALPHA KAPPA
Trust by Ronald H. Balson Chapter of Ozark
Truth or Dare by Fern Michaels
Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry
Twisted Prey by John Sandford
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly Summer Reading Program
Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler
Unbound by Stuart Woods Registration
Under the Harrow Flynn Berry
Until I Met Her by Natalie Barelli Kickoff!
Vengeance by Newt Gingrich May 1 at 4 p.m.
Celebration by Wanda E. Brunstetter through May 31
Crazy Like a Fox by Rita Mae Brown
All Out War (973.93 KLE)
Always the Rebel (973.93 KOF)
American Maelstrom (324.97 COH) Friends of the Library Book Sale Area
Anatomy of a Genocide (947.7908 B) The Friends of the Library Book Sale Area is
Annotated African American Folktales (398.2089 A) open from 10:00 until 7:00 Tuesday through
ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2018-2019 (D 610 TRI) Thursday and 10:00 until 5:00 Friday and
Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (973.92 MAT) Saturday. We invite you to visit and see the
Daughters of the Winter Queen (920 GOL) great collection of good books at rock bottom
Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty prices. All proceeds go directly to support the
(267.18 HEN) Library.
Fire and Fury (973.93 WOL) Shop for good deals on books. The selection
Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ (331.7 HAN) changes weekly. We have paperbacks,
BESTSELLER BIOGRAPHY hardbacks, nonfiction, National Geographic
Dangerous Woman (B GOULD) Magazines, fiction, videos and audiobooks.
Dressed Up For a Riot (B IDOV)
Lou Harry

The Friends of the Library (FOL) hosted the first official Fundraiser for the Library’s new
building project. Thanks to all those who helped with this great event.
The Friends are now planning for their next Book Sale on Saturday, June 2 from 9:00-noon. We will
have a good assortment of materials and you will have the chance to “Buy One Get One Free.” Join us
for this event and do not forget to get here early for the best deals.
We continue with our Book Club to be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00. We will read and discuss the
book A W rinkle in Time by author Madeleine L’Engle. We have this book on hand now, so be sure to
pick up your copy.

MAY 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5
4pm—Lego Club Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer
4:30—Story Time 2—Tech Class Class
6:30—NAR-ANON 1—Pokémon

6 7 8 9 10 11 12
10—Book Work Day 10:30—FOL Planning 9—Library Board Mtg 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 2—FOL Book Club 10:30—FOL Board 2:00—Writer’s Forum 2—Tech Class 12:45—Popcorn & a
6—GEN/HIS Noon—AA 4:30—Story Time 6:30—NAR-ANON Movie

13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Mother’s Day 10—Book Work Day 4—Lego Club Noon—AA 10:30—Tail Waggin’ Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA Tutors 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon
6—Friends of Ozark 4:30—Tail Waggin’ 6:30—NAR-ANON

20 21 22 23 24 25 26
10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 2:00—Writer’s Forum 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon
6—Concerned Citizens 4:30—Story Time 6:30—NAR-ANON

27 28 29 30 31
Memorial Day Noon—AA
Library Closed

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