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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 http://www.odcpl.com
416 James Street
Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480
E-mail: olibrary@troycable.net
http://www.odcpl.com
Facebook.com/ozarklibrary
Board of Directors
Marie Black
Imogene Mixson
Beverly Raley
Marian Jenkins
Jewnita Clark
Library Staff
Full Time Staff
Director
Genealogy/Reference Librarian
Sandra J. Holmes
Joni Wood
Part Time Staff
Admin Assist/Bookkeeper
Children’s Librarian
Processor
Circulation Clerk
Circulation Clerk/IT
Cataloger
Custodian
Jennifer Simpson
Cheryl Schwartzkopf
Karen Speck
Darnell Johnson
Andrew Godeke
Lou Harry
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
Employment Searches
11,046
8,667
Internet Use
3,620
The Society will meet Monday, August 4th in the
Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00. Everyone is
invited to attend.
E-Books
429
Quote of the Month
Libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They
represent an individual’s right to acquire knowledge; they
are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over.
Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and
spiritually.
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
--James A. Michener, Author
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FROM THE CREEL RICHARDSON ROOM

By Joni Wood Midland City Enterprise January 9, 1912

FROM THE DIRECTOR

Sandra Holmes

This is a special time of year for Americans. It is time to reflect on our freedoms and our nation’s birth, and we honor all the work our founding fathers put into building this great nation. When our nation’s founding fathers declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, they demanded something that was, at that time, quite radical. They called for a government of the people that promoted the rights of life, liberty,

and the pursuit of happiness. It was of great importance

that this new government function in a way that serves the people, reflects their ideals, is made up of representatives of the citizens, and gives the people the

means by which they can have a voice in how their government operates. Now, 242 years later, the United States of America still serves as a shining example of democracy for the entire world. Last month was certainly a busy and productive month for our Library! We just concluded our annual Children’s Summer Reading Program, and it was a

tremendous success! The children spent the past month

“rocking” it with the Library. Each week we held a rock-themed event, and the children loved it. We kicked off the Summer Reading Program with a talented Elvis impersonator, Mr. Jerome Jackson. The annual program concluded with some fun-in-the-sun. We had a giant inflatable waterslide and bouncy house. The children certainly enjoyed this. Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped Ms. Cheryl make this year’s program very special and memorable. The Friends of the Library (FOL) held a Big Book

Sale, and we had a great turnout. We would like to thank all the Friends workers who volunteered their time and hard work to make this sale a success.

All discarded books are FREE!!

to make this sale a success. All discarded books are FREE!! Come check them out before

Come check them out before they’re all gone.

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Buddy Bell and the foresight of his father, Reverend Ralph Bell, the Library now possesses a laminated copy of the January 9, 1912 edition of the Midland City Enterprise in our Creel Richardson Room. The Enterprise, established in 1907 by Mr. George Dixon, was later sold to J.W. Godwin in 1908. The paper, published weekly until 1914, boasted to have “more reading matter than any other paper in Southeast Alabama” and featured articles discussing politics, livestock, local, county, and state news, serial and short stories, editorials, and more. The paper sold for $1.00 for a year subscription, or the equivalent of $25.00 today. This edition featured quite a few intriguing articles, ads, and announcements that anyone would enjoy reading! Political articles were a mixture of serious undertones, such as “Holding Troops For Duty” and “Secrets Are Bared: Representative Harrison Says British Have U.S. Navy Data,” and a lighthearted article titled “Army Post is Cupid’s Enemy: Buildings In Hawaii Will Be Built By Government To Discourage Matrimony.” An ad for the latest in women’s fashion – thermometer earrings – promised husbands “can now ascertain, from a safe distance, his wife’s temperature” by using a pair of opera glasses. An announcement for Pensacola’s Mardi Gras celebration promised to “surpass similar events in every way” from February 18 th -20 th , 1912. These are just a few highlights of articles in the paper and we hope you visit the Library soon to read these and more! Mr. Buddy Bell donated the paper in memory of his father, Reverend Ralph Bell (1915-1996) who was born in Dale County. Rev. Bell, a well-respected, deeply religious, and hard-working man, had a passion for ministry, history, and collecting anything of antique or historical value. He was married to Mauldine Henderson for over 60 years and together they raised two children – Buddy and Emma Jean. He pastored for about 40 years in the surrounding area and was often seen piddling around the farm after retirement. He was the kind of man 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. Although some of his grandkids described him as stern, solemn, and grumpy, others described him as a quiet and tenderhearted gentleman. 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 Library for all of Dale County to enjoy.

E-Books

We offer E-Books through Overdrive. Simply log on http://camellia.lib.overdrive.com and type in your Library card number, be sure to include the entire 13 -digit number, except the final number. Enjoy your chosen material on your computer, mobile device, Kindle, iPad, or other compatible devices. For questions, call the Library at 774-5480.

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NEW MATERIALS BESTSELLER FICTION Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic by Ace Atkins Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel Seeing Red by Sandra Brown Seventh Decimate by Stephen R. Donaldson Shallow Grave by Karen Harper Shattered Memories by V.C. Andrews Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts Sherlock vs. Cthulhu by Lois H. Gresh

Shoot First by Stuart Woods

Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

BESTSELLER LARGE PRINT FICTION Loving Luther by Allison Pittman Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter by J.S. Drangsholt Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide 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 One More Song to Sing by Lindsay Harrel One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel Other Girl by Erica Spindler Pelican Point by Irene Hannon Perish by Lisa Black Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould Promise by Susan Lantz Simpson Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery

Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel BESTSELLER NONFICTION 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) BESTSELLER BIOGRAPHY Prairie Fires (B WILDER)

Donors

Wiregrass United Way

Friends of the Library

Ozark Literary Club

Ozark Rotary Club

Sue Switzer

Jack Cumbie

Dr. Robert Crosby

Hopper Grass

Lisa Payne

Gerald Casey

Mary Grace Hood

Camp Ground Baptist Church

Cathy Leatherwood

David & Linda Madden

Mobile Area Chamber of

Commerce

Bette Byrd

Lesia Grice

Lee Andrews

Marilyn Tamplin

Fred Steagall

Marie Black

In Memory of Donor Patricia Auman Chuck Auman Robert Walters Carol Dawson Jewell Hudson ALPHA

In Memory of

Donor

Patricia Auman

Chuck Auman

Robert Walters

Carol Dawson

Jewell Hudson

ALPHA KAPPA Chapter of Ozark

Giselle Garrett

Sara Carroll

Giselle Garrett

Woodland Grove

Baptist Church

ALPHA KAPPA Chapter of Ozark Giselle Garrett Sara Carroll Giselle Garrett Woodland Grove Baptist Church

FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 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.

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