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May 2019 Volume 22 Issue 5

416 James Street

Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480
Board of Directors

Marie Black
Imogene Mixson Bill Johnson
Marian Jenkins Christina Faulkner
Library Staff
Full Time Staff
Director Sandra J. Holmes
Part Time Staff
Admin Assist Jewnita Clark
Genealogy Librarian Joni Wood
Bookkeeper Jeff Devine
Children’s Librarian Cheryl Schwartzkopf
Cataloger Lou Harry
Processor Karen Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk/IT Andrew Godeke
Circulation Clerk/Amazon Oscar Dunn
Custodian Barbara Daniels

Statistics for March 2019

Circulation 3,013
E-Books 506
Attendance 12,736
New Materials 199
Site Visits 367,189
Borrowers on Roll 11,716
Employment Searches 8,526 Dale County Genealogical/ Historical Society
Internet Use 1,899 The Society will meet on Monday, May 6th in the
Genealogy 69 Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Quote of the Month
Librarians are just like search engines, except LIBRARY HOURS
they smile and they talk to me and they don’t Tuesday through Thursday
give me paid-for advertising when they are trying 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
to help. And they have hearts. Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
--Matt Haig
9 Feb 2013 Closed on Sunday & Monday
Sandra J. Holmes
From the Creel Richardson Room
May is a busy month with graduation, preparing
by Joni Wood
for final examinations, commencement exercises,
Major General Bogardus S. Cairns
and generally getting ready for college and a new
job. If you aren’t sure what you want to pursue, visit
Major General Bogardus Snowden Cairns, although he
the Library and read some books on various
vocations. You can also check a computer to just was a New York City native, has a permanent connection to
search for jobs available. Dale County in the form of Cairns Army Airfield. The
We had wonderful programs for our children airfield, formerly known as the Ozark Army Airfield, is
during the week of Spring Break. They were treated located along Highway 85 about 2 miles south of the
to Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary and a great movie Daleville Gate from Fort Rucker. The 1,297-acre airfield,
with popcorn and a cola. We are now registering acquired in 1952, was dedicated as the Cairns Army Airfield
children from birth to 6th grade for our Summer in January 1959 after his tragic death.
Reading Program (SRP) scheduled to begin Cairns, born in 1910, graduated from West Point in 1932
Thursday, June 6th at 2:00. This year’s theme is and sent to Fort Oglethorpe, GA on his first assignment with
“Alabama Has a Universe of Stories.” Ms. Cheryl the 6th Cavalry Regiment. Over the next 25 years,
has many great programs planned and many good subsequent tours of duty carried him to Fort Riley, KS,
books for the participants to read. Thanks to overseas in Africa and Italy, Fort Knox, KY, Fort
generous donations from the Wiregrass United Way Leavenworth, KS, Frankfurt, Germany, La Rochelle,
and Friends of the Library, this should be a great
France, and Fort Monroe, VA before his final assignment at
summer program for our children. Be sure to bring
Fort Rucker. Beginning in February 1957, he attended the
your children, grandchildren, or even great-
U.S. Army Aviation School and joined the ranks of fellow
grandchildren for a great time.
We are now registering children from birth to 6th Army aviators on May 7, 1957. He became commanding
grade for our Summer Reading Program (SRP) general of Fort Rucker and commandment of the U.S. Army
scheduled to begin Thursday, June 6th at 2:00. This Aviation School on June 8, 1957.
year’s theme is “Alabama Has a Universe of On December 9, 1958, Cairns left from Fort Rucker
Stories.” Ms. Cheryl has many great programs Headquarters in an H-13 Sioux helicopter for Matteson
planned and many good books for the participants to Range, a short 5-mile flight, to attend a firepower
read. Thanks to generous donations from the demonstration. However, after failing to show up at the
Wiregrass United Way and Friends of the Library, expected time, a search and rescue ensued until he was
this should be a great summer program for our found 2 miles northwest of Headquarters. He fatally crashed
children. Be sure to bring your children, in a thickly wooded area an estimated 30 minutes prior to
grandchildren, or even great-grandchildren for a being found. A local memorial service at Fort Rucker’s
great time. Chapel No. 1 coincided with his funeral services at Fort
We are hosting a special event on Tuesday, May Myer, VA and burial at Arlington National Cemetery on
7 that will be beneficial to many in our community.
December 12, 1958.
On this day beginning at 10:00 and continuing until
After his unfortunate death, officials announced the
2:00 Community Health Educators from Medical
Ozark Army Airfield would be dedicated as the Cairns
Advocacy and Outreach (MAO) will come to the
Library to provide free, confidential, rapid testing for Army Airfield in his memory on January 10, 1959. Mrs.
HIV and HEP C. They will also be available to Cairns, witnessed by some 2,000 military officials and
answer many of your questions you might have civilians, unveiled the bronze plaque and portrait of Maj.
about HIV and HEP C. Up to 75% of people living Gen. Bogardus S. Cairns that still resides in the
with Hepatitis C are infected and don’t even know it. administration building’s lobby today. According to the
Protect your health because knowledge is power and Southern Star article, “ Unveiling Ceremony Formally
the sooner you are aware, the sooner you can get Dedicates Cairns AAF Sat” published on January 15, 1959,
well. both General Bruce Clark, commanding general of the
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BESTSELLER FICTION Wiregrass United Way Sue Switzer
Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe Anonymous Summer Risden
Blue Marble: God’s Reward by Darnell Johnson Friends of the Library Edith Turner
By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank Joshua M. Lewis Suzie D. McBryde
First Lady by James Patterson Jim & Elaine Land Janet Mathison
Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult Commerical Bank Tamaran Scarborough
Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman Martha Beeson William Chesser
Wolf Pack by C.J. Box Richard Love
Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green In Memory of Donor
Breach of Trust by Rachel Dylan
Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb Don Shirah Imogene Mixson
Faithful Gathering by Leslie Gould Linda Mizell Hughes Imogene Mixson
I’ll Be Seeing You by Melody Carlson
Line Between by Tosca Lee In Honor of Donor
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Aaron Joseph Barr Suzie D. McBryde
Silhouette Girl by V.C. Andrews Robbie Harris Imogene Mixson
We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels
With This Pledge by Tamara Alexander NEW BUILDING DONATIONS
BESTSELLER BIOGRAPHY Lou Harry Ozark Literary Club
Jane Parrish Imogene Mixson
Why Religion? (B PAGELS)
Bonnie Crawford
Killing the SS (940.53 ORE)
From the Creel Richardson Room
Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline By Joni Wood
Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline Major General Bogardus S. Cairns (Cont.)
Rushing Waters by Danielle Steel
BOOKS ON CD Continental U.S. Army Command, and Lieutenant
Boatbuilder by Daniel Gumbiner General Clark Ruffner, commanding general of the
Burglar by Thomas Perry 3rd U.S. Army, spoke highly of Cairns’ character
Dancing in the Dark by Mary Jane Clark and leadership. Gen. Clark remarked he provided
Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods “sound guidance and leadership to the Aviation
Golden State by Ben H. Winters School in the development of doctrine, tactics, and
Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry techniques for coordinated employment of Army
Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks Aviation and the ground forces.” Likewise, Lt.
Rule of Law by John Lescroart Gen. Ruffner commented he had “…great
Uneasy Lies the Crown by Tasha Alexander leadership, courage, and vision…” and that “His
Watching You by Lisa Jewell understanding and foresight into the requirements
MATERIALS FOR YOUNG ADULTS and techniques of his profession advanced our
Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi thinking 25 years overnight.” After a few more
Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills guest speakers, the ceremony concluded with a
Promise of Change by Jo Ann Allen Boyce flyover of nearly every aircraft used by the Army
Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan for review.
Gemeinhart To learn more about Maj. Gen. Cairns and
Stars Below by David Baldacci Cairns Army Airfield, visit the Creel Richardson
Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi Local History & Genealogy Room today!
by Jeff Devine

Exciting things are coming to the Library! The Friends of the Library (FOL) will sponsor a carnival to help raise
funds and awareness for the Library’s efforts to build a much-needed state-of-the-art Library facility for our
community. The event will be held Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This will be an exciting and
enjoyable event for the entire family, so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren so they can have some fun
in the sun. The best part: admission into the carnival is entirely free. We are only able to do this because of the
generous support of area businesses and people like you! All donations to help us with this event will be tax-
deductible and will help us provide an amazing, fun day for our community’s children. The carnival will feature
several fun attractions, such as inflatable fun houses and/or water slides, several carnival-style games, face-painting,
delicious food and beverages, and much more.
The FOL Book Club will meet at its regular scheduled time on Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. This meeting will be
more informal and will give participants a chance to bring a book they have recently read and talk about it with the
group. You do not have to be a member of the FOL Book Club to attend, so please come and bring some friends As
always, you can stop by the Library to check out our latest bestsellers and other materials, and we can even help you
pick out the perfect book to meet your individual preferences. Additionally, if you prefer e-books, we have a wide
selection of them available for check out (for free) just like traditional print materials. All you need is a Library card
and an e-book reader or tablet. For assistance, please call us (774-5480) or stop by the Library and we can get you
started! A full list of books that have recently been added to our collection is listed in this newsletter. This is a
wonderful monthly book club, and we hope to see you there.

MAY 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 9—Computer Class
Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 10:30—Kids’ Art
4:00—Story Time 2—Tech Class 1-Pokémon

5 6 7 4—Lego Club 8 9—Library Board 9 10 11

1-Pokémon 10—Book Work Day 10—Health 10:30—FOL Board 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9—Computer Class
Noon—AA Screening Noon—AA 2:00—Writer’s 2—Tech Class 12:45—Popcorn & a
6-GEN/HIS 5:30—AA Forum Movie
4:00—Story Time 1—Pokémon

12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Happy Mother’s 10—Book Work Day 5:30—AA Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9—Computer Class
Day! Noon—AA 2—FOL Book Club 4:00—Story Time 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon
1-Pokémon 6—Friends of Ozark

19 20 21 22 23 24 25
1-Pokémon 10—Book Work Day 2—FOL Book Club Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9—Computer Class
Noon—AA 4—Lego Club 2:00—Writer’s 2-Tech Class 10:30—Kids’ Art
6-—Concerned Citizens Forum
5:30—AA 1—Pokémon
4:00—Story Time

26 27 Noon—AA 28 29 30 31 `1
1-Pokémon 5:30—AA Noon—AA NO Story Time Noon—AA 11-3—Fundraising
LIBRARY 2—Tech Class Carnival

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