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July 2018 Volume 20 Issue 7

416 James Street
Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480
E-mail: olibrary@troycable.net

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 June 2018

Circulation 3,644
Attendance 12,695
New Materials 49
Site Visits 18,655
Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Borrowers on Roll 11,046
Employment Searches 8,667 The Society will meet Monday, August 4th in the
Internet Use 3,620 Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
invited to attend.
E-Books 429

Quote of the Month Tuesday through Thursday
Libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They
represent an individual’s right to acquire knowledge; they
10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Friday and Saturday
Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
--James A. Michener, Author Closed on Sunday & Monday
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Sandra Holmes By Joni Wood
This is a special time of year for Americans. It is time Midland City Enterprise
January 9, 1912
to reflect on our freedoms and our nation’s birth, and
we honor all the work our founding fathers put into Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Buddy Bell and the foresight of his
building this great nation. When our nation’s founding father, Reverend Ralph Bell, the Library now possesses a laminated
fathers declared independence from Great Britain on copy of the January 9, 1912 edition of the Midland City Enterprise in
our Creel Richardson Room. The Enterprise, established in 1907 by
July 4, 1776, they demanded something that was, at
Mr. George Dixon, was later sold to J.W. Godwin in 1908. The paper,
that time, quite radical. They called for a government published weekly until 1914, boasted to have “more reading matter
of the people that promoted the rights of life, liberty, than any other paper in Southeast Alabama” and featured articles
and the pursuit of happiness. It was of great importance discussing politics, livestock, local, county, and state news, serial and
that this new government function in a way that serves short stories, editorials, and more. The paper sold for $1.00 for a year
the people, reflects their ideals, is made up of subscription, or the equivalent of $25.00 today.
This edition featured quite a few intriguing articles, ads, and
representatives of the citizens, and gives the people the
announcements that anyone would enjoy reading! Political articles
means by which they can have a voice in how their were a mixture of serious undertones, such as “Holding Troops For
government operates. Now, 242 years later, the United Duty” and “Secrets Are Bared: Representative Harrison Says British
States of America still serves as a shining example of Have U.S. Navy Data,” and a lighthearted article titled “Army Post is
democracy for the entire world. Cupid’s Enemy: Buildings In Hawaii Will Be Built By Government To
Last month was certainly a busy and productive Discourage Matrimony.” An ad for the latest in women’s fashion –
month for our Library! We just concluded our annual thermometer earrings – promised husbands “can now ascertain, from a
safe distance, his wife’s temperature” by using a pair of opera glasses.
Children’s Summer Reading Program, and it was a
An announcement for Pensacola’s Mardi Gras celebration promised to
tremendous success! The children spent the past month “surpass similar events in every way” from February 18 th-20th, 1912.
“rocking” it with the Library. Each week we held a These are just a few highlights of articles in the paper and we hope you
rock-themed event, and the children loved it. We visit the Library soon to read these and more!
kicked off the Summer Reading Program with a Mr. Buddy Bell donated the paper in memory of his father,
talented Elvis impersonator, Mr. Jerome Jackson. The Reverend Ralph Bell (1915-1996) who was born in Dale County. Rev.
Bell, a well-respected, deeply religious, and hard-working man, had a
annual program concluded with some fun-in-the-sun.
passion for ministry, history, and collecting anything of antique or
We had a giant inflatable waterslide and bouncy house. historical value. He was married to Mauldine Henderson for over 60
The children certainly enjoyed this. Special thanks to years and together they raised two children – Buddy and Emma Jean.
all the volunteers who helped Ms. Cheryl make this He pastored for about 40 years in the surrounding area and was often
year’s program very special and memorable. seen piddling around the farm after retirement. He was the kind of man
The Friends of the Library (FOL) held a Big Book that when he spoke, you listened and if you did something wrong, he
wouldn’t fuss at you, but would talk with you both firmly and gently.
Sale, and we had a great turnout. We would like to
Although some of his grandkids described him as stern, solemn, and
thank all the Friends workers who volunteered their grumpy, others described him as a quiet and tenderhearted gentleman.
time and hard work to make this sale a success. We thank both the late Reverend Bell for his insight in preserving
the paper and Mr. Bell for his thoughtfulness in donating it to the
All discarded books are FREE!! Library for all of Dale County to enjoy.

We offer E-Books through Overdrive. Simply log
Come check on http://camellia.lib.overdrive.com and type in your
Library card number, be sure to include the entire 13
them out -digit number, except the final number. Enjoy your
before they’re chosen material on your computer, mobile device,
Kindle, iPad, or other compatible devices.
all gone. For questions, call the Library at 774-5480.
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Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic by Ace Atkins Wiregrass United Way Fred Steagall
Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel Friends of the Library Marie Black
Seeing Red by Sandra Brown Ozark Literary Club
Seventh Decimate by Stephen R. Donaldson Ozark Rotary Club
Shallow Grave by Karen Harper Sue Switzer
Shattered Memories by V.C. Andrews Jack Cumbie
Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen Dr. Robert Crosby
Hopper Grass
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
Lisa Payne
Sherlock vs. Cthulhu by Lois H. Gresh Gerald Casey
Shoot First by Stuart Woods Mary Grace Hood
Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind Camp Ground Baptist Church
Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery Cathy Leatherwood
Loving Luther by Allison Pittman Mobile Area Chamber of
Many Sparrows by Lori Benton Commerce
Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter by J.S. Bette Byrd
Drangsholt Lesia Grice
Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide Lee Andrews
Marilyn Tamplin
Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes
My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray
Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer
No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert
Ominous by Lisa Jackson
Once an Heiress by Renee Ryan In Memory of Donor
One More Song to Sing by Lindsay Harrel
One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
Patricia Auman Chuck Auman
Other Girl by Erica Spindler
Robert Walters Carol Dawson
Pelican Point by Irene Hannon Jewell Hudson ALPHA KAPPA
Perish by Lisa Black Chapter of Ozark
Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller
Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould Giselle Garrett Sara Carroll
Promise by Susan Lantz Simpson Giselle Garrett Woodland Grove
Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green Baptist Church
Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery
Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (523.01 TUS)
Happiness in This Life (248.482 F)
Hidden Figures (510.92 SHE)
His Final Battle: Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt
(973.91 LEL)
Home Sweet Murder (364.15 PAT)
How to Be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World
(170.84 CHR)
I Will Find You (363.2 KEN)
Prairie Fires (B WILDER)
By Lou Harry

The Library was rocking as children celebrated reading with the "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading
Program. The Library celebrated the start of the summer program with “Rocking with Elvis.” The
children had a great time with special Elvis impersonator, Jerome Jackson. Each week the library held
fun, educational rock-inspired activities to motivate the children to develop a love for reading. Miss
Cheryl and her helpers did a wonderful job. Thank you for all of the hard work.
Ozark-Dale County Library Book Club will continue July 10th with Lilac Girls. This is a moving
World War II novel based on real experiences. Come join us. Refreshments will be served.
The FOL will meet July 11th at 10:30 with an executive board meeting July 10th at 9:30. Please plan
to attend the meeting as we move forward with plans for the new Library.


JULY 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
NOON—AA NOON—AA NOON—AA 9-10—Computer Class
4th of July 1—Pokémon

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
10—Book Work Day 10:30—FOL Planning Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA 2—FOL Book Club 2:00—Writer’s Forum 2—Tech Class 12:45—Popcorn & a
6—GEN/HIS 4—Lego Club 6:30—NAR-ANON Movie

15 16 17 18 19 20 21
10—Book Work Day 9—Library Board Mtg Noon—AA 9-10—Computer Class
Noon—AA Noon—AA 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon
6—Friends of Ozark 6:30—NAR-ANON

22 23 24 25 26 27 28
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—Concerned Citizens 2:00—Writer’s Forum 6:30—NAR-ANON

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10—Book Work Day