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March 2020 Volume 21 Issue 3

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 Karen Speck
Gen Lib/Admin Assistant Joni Wood
Part Time Staff
Cataloger Lou Harry
Processor Kristina Speck
Bookkeeper Debbie Mize
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk/IT Andrew Godeke
Children’s Librarian Oscar Dunn
Circulation Clerk Amber Chancey
Circulation Clerk Alexander Matthews
Custodian Barbara Daniels

Statistics for January 2020

Circulation 2,775
E-Books 546
Attendance 9,128
New Materials 95
Site Visits 1,113,268
Borrowers on Roll 12,177
Employment Searches 6,119
Internet Use 5,109 Dale County Genealogical & Historical Society
Genealogy Use 119 The Society will meet on Monday, March 2nd in the
Facebook Engaged Users (unique) 327 Alice Doughtie Wing of the Library at 6:00.
Facebook Lifetime Likes 1,737 LIBRARY HOURS
Tuesday through Thursday
Quote of the Month 10:00 a.m.— 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast
a stone across the waters to create many 10:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
ripples.” Closed on Sunday & Monday
~ Mother Teresa
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From the Creel Richardson Room Our Library celebrates every year and this year we have a special
event planned! Thursday, April 23rd is Take Action for Libraries
By Joni Wood
Day, a day to rally support for libraries. It is also the day of our
First National Library Week Celebrated in 1958! Betty Brown Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting the Library’s
New Building Fund. We hope you take action and support the
Sixty-two years ago, the National Book Committee
Library’s golf tournament and new building fund.
and the American Library Association jointly organized the
first National Library Week held from March 16 - March 22, For more information about the Betty Brown Memorial Golf
1958. After a survey conducted in 1957 stated that only 17% Tournament, please see insert.
of the surveyed Americans were currently reading a book,
the two organizations believed it was important to promote
literacy for personal and national improvement. The theme Staff Highlights
chosen was “Wake Up and Read” for a “Better-Read and
Better-Informed America”. Nationwide, cities and states This month we’re highlighting Karen Speck who was born in
Tuscaloosa, but moved around the world as an Army brat. She is
proclaimed the week as National Library Week and libraries
our Director, though she started out as the Processor in 2001.
celebrated with various activities to promote literacy and
library services. What brought you to Ozark? My stepdad was stationed at
Alabama Governor James E. Folsom and Mayor Fort Rucker.
James Douglas Brown both issued proclamations in support
As an Army brat, what was your favorite place you visited?
of National Library Week. Governor Folsom stated, “I call
My favorite place is Holland where we went camping quite often.
on the citizens of the State to participate in this significant
endeavor by helping to inform their neighbors and friends of You’ve talked about going back to Germany, what was your
the pleasures and rewards of reading with the purpose of favorite thing about Germany? I loved being only a tr ain’s
developing a better-read, better-informed America”. ride away from different countries.
Likewise, Mayor Brown mirrored the Governor’s sentiments
in his proclamation in which he stated, “The purpose of How did you start working at the Library? I was called in as
National Library Week is to stimulate the reading of our temporary help in February 2001 during a period of staff shortage,
citizens in order that we may have a “Better Read, Better but soon became a permanent staff member as the Processor.
Recently, I was appointed as the Director in October 2019.
Informed America”.
The Dale County War Memorial Library celebrated What is your favorite part about working here? Our patr ons -
throughout the week with various exhibits and activities. we have a great community of patrons who support us and I look
The Library was home to a week-long exhibit of fine forward to serving them!
paintings by local artist Mrs. Doris Milotta and book
What is your favorite book and author? I don’t have a
displays for those considered for awards from the Alabama
favorite book, but I do have several favorite authors, such as
Library Association and the National Book Awards. Various James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen, and Iris Johansen to name a few.
clubs and school groups visited the Library, including the ____________________________________________________
Cub Scouts Den 1, the Library Clubs of Ozark Junior High
School and Carroll High School, 4th graders from Emma P. Recipes Needed!
Flowers Elementary School, and the Half-Day Kindergarten
class. The week ended on Sunday, March 23rd with an Open Calling all cooks! Do you have a
House at the Library where attendees listened to speeches by favorite recipe or a family recipe
artist Mrs. Doris Milotta and Alabama author, Miss Emma passed down generations? Let us
Lila Fundaburk. Miss Fundaburk authored Sun Circles and know! We would love to include it in
Human Hands, a very beautiful and most informative book our community cookbook we’re
concerning the art and industry of the Southeastern Indians. publishing to support the Library’s
New Building Fund!
Since its inception, National Library Week has been
held annually in April with a relevant and important theme. Please email recipes to or drop them off
This year, National Library Week is April 19-25th with the at the Library!
theme “Find Your Place at the Library”.
Continued on next column
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1637: the Polish Maelstrom by Eric Flint Friends of the Library
Dark Side by Danielle Steel Robert McMullen
Hunter Killer by Brad Taylor Annice Glarrow
Lost by James Patterson Bob Harry
Treason by Stuart Woods Brad Nicholas
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich First Ozark United Methodist Church
Dale County Retired Teachers’ Association
Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb
Dorothy Fletcher
200 Years of Forgotten Alabama (976.0 WIL) Jackie Gulledge
Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money Sally Covington
(332.02 SCH) Jim Land
Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods (641.59 BLE) John Perry
Witch Hunt (324.97 JAR) Bill Murphy
Y.i.e.l.d: a New Perspective (231 STO)
Lake Season by Denise Hunter
Lethal Agent by Vince Flynn Dr. Theron Michael Katharine Ray
Love Covers by Julia David Covin
Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson
Memory of You by Jamie Beck Whigham Mixson Dr. Imogene Mixson
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock NEW BUILDING FUND DONATIONS
Pink Chimneys by Ardeana Hamlin
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev Robbie Harris
Bill Libby
Promise of Us by Jamie Beck
Dr. Imogene Mixson
Scarlet Fever by Rita Mae Brown Patricia Carlson
Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman Katharine Ray
Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston
Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen Book Discussion Group
Single Light by Tosca Lee
Synapse by Steven James The Friends of the Library’s Book Club will meet
True Believer by Jack Carr on Tuesday, March 17th at 2:00. Read a book of
Unscripted by Davis Bunn your choice and join us for a lively discussion and
When Christmas Comes by Katherine Spencer refreshments.
White Christmas Wedding by Celeste Winters
MATERIALS FOR YOUNG ADULTS Sponsorship Opportunities!
Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo We are hosting the Betty Brown Memorial Golf
Tournament on Thursday, April 23 to benefit the
Crying Laughing by Lance Rubin
Library’s New Building Fund!
Dangerous Alliance by Jennifer Cohen
Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake We have several sponsorship opportunities for
Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti individuals and businesses ranging in price from
Bowling $100 to $3,000!
Secret Soldiers by Keely Hutton
Sorry For Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley Please see the insert for more details or email
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher!
Friends of the Library Memberships 2020
Roberta Segers Dwight & Debra Tew
Carol Dawson Bryant & Emily Williams
George & Mona Wright Jacqueline Grantham
Circle Insurance Agency Dean & Barbara Scott
Kada Newman
Rob & Donna Enyeart Thank You for INDIVIDUAL
Donna Lechliter joining the FOL and Bobbi Jo Hager
Judy McLaughlin Mary Vaeth
Keloth Thompson supporting YOUR Marie Black
MG (Ret) & Mrs. Peter Berry Library! Voncile Andrews
Doug & Sandy Ward Barbara Nickerson

BRONZE Note, these memberships were

Carolyn Wooley received after the publication
of last month’s newsletter.
Susan Wright
Patricia Sand
Harry & Elaine Potts
Brenda Harper

MARCH 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1-Pokémon 10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 9—Computer Class
Noon—AA 4—Lego Club Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time
2—Tech Class 10:30 - Kids’ Art
6-Genealogical/ 4:00—Story Time
Historical Society

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1-Pokémon 10—Book Work Day 9-Library Board 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9—Computer Class
Noon—AA 2:00—Writer’s Forum 2—Tech Class 12:45—Popcorn & a
10:30-FOL Board
6—Friends of Ozark 4:00—Story Time Movie

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1-Pokémon Noon—AA 4—Lego Club 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9—Computer Class
6-—Concerned Citizens Noon—AA 4:00—Story Time 2—Tech Class 1—Pokémon

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1-Pokémon 10—Book Work Day Noon—AA 10:30—Story Time Noon—AA 9—Computer Class
2:00—Writer’s Forum
Noon—AA 2-Tech Class 10:30 - Kids’ Art
4:00—Story Time
Join us at the Library March 24th-28th for Spring Break Programs at 2pm in the West Wing!
29 30 31 For more details, please see the insert!
1-Pokémon 10—Book Work Day