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January 2021 Volume 22 Issue 1

416 James Street

Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480

Board of Trustees
Chairman Marie Black
Vice Chairman Liz Delaney
Secretary Christina Faulkner
Treasurer Dr. Imogene Mixson
Friends of the Library Liaison Mike Cairns

Library Staff
Director Karen Speck
Gen Lib/Admin Assistant Joni Wood
Bookkeeper Debbie Mize
Children’s Librarian Amber Chancey
Processor Kristina Speck
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk/IT Andrew Godeke
Circulation Clerk Alexander Matthews
Custodian Barbara Daniels


Circulation 1,713
E-Books 417
New Materials 27
Site Visits 772,400 In light of COVID-19, the annual Friends of the Library
Borrowers on Roll 12,458 Membership Luncheon will be held at Perry Recreation Center on
Employment Searches 1,940 Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 12pm.
Please see inside for more details.
Internet Users 1,683
Genealogy Use 37
Quote of the Month LIBRARY HOURS
**NEW** Temporary Hours Until Further Notice
“I count myself as one of millions of Americans Tuesday through Thursday
whose life simply would not be the same without 9:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
the libraries that supported my learning.” Friday and Saturday
9:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.
~Scott Turow
Closed on Sunday & Monday
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By: Joni Wood, Reference/Genealogy Librarian
Salve! Guten Tag! Ciao! Bonjour!
A History of our Friends of the Library Latin, German, Italian, and French
This month is host to our Annual Friends
Who would like to start off 2021 with of the Library (FOL) Membership Luncheon. A
learning a new language? You can with the help time when old and new Friends gather to renew
of your local library! memberships, join the Friends, and elect new
officers. This is a big meeting for them as they
The Library has been offering Rosetta discuss upcoming plans for the new year, and
Stone for about a year now. It is a wonderful Ms. Amber, FOL President, has some big ideas to
application to learn a second language with a discuss. We hope you decide to join us! In light
selection of 30 different languages available, of this annual gathering, continue reading for a
including Latin, German, Italian, French, short history of our Friends organization.
Spanish, and much more!
The Friends of the Library is a volunteer
And the best part? It’s completely FREE organization that supports the Library and helps
for any and all ODCL patrons! You just need a us achieve our mission to provide the highest of
library card - all Ozark and Dale County, quality programs and services to our community.
including Fort Rucker, residents are eligible for This wonderful group has supported the Library
free cards. for 50 years!
You can learn on the go with the Rosetta
Stone app using your tablet or smartphone. What The FOL first began in November 1971 as
better way to spend 5 minutes in line at the store a small, but active and dedicated, Library
than learning some new words! Committee under the Ozark Service League. The
first officers were Mrs. Pat Mitchell as President,
You can also learn using their website with Mrs. W.L. Custis as Vice-President, Mrs. Neil
any laptop or computer with internet access. We Danielson as Secretary, and Mrs. Kay Vowvalidis
have computers at the Library you can use to as Treasurer. Members could join for a $1
practice. minimum and the committee had a focus on
purchasing recent fiction that state allocated
If you’re reading this and it sounds like a funds was not able to purchase.
great New Year’s Resolution, visit the Library to
sign up for Rosetta Stone! The Committee soon outgrew the League
and became its own independent organization. A
Vale! Auf Wiedersehen! Arrivederci! reorganization meeting was held in November
Au Revoir! 1976 and it was agreed it was time to be
independent of the Ozark Service League. Thus, Latin, German, Italian, and French the Committee reorganized as the Friends of the
Library and new officers were elected and a
constitution and by-laws were written, as well.

Fifty years later and the Friends of the

Library are still going strong in their efforts to
support our library!

We hope to see you all at this year’s

Annual Membership Luncheon!
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NEW MATERIALS Donors December 2020

Received as of 12/14/2020
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand Wiregrass United Way Brenda Young
Battle Ground by Jim Butcher Friends of the Library Wanda Hawkins
Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith Keloth Thompson Jim Land
Kerry Stevenson Judith Wolf
Bombshell by Stuart Woods
Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult Books-A-Million: A Gift for You Program
Elsewhere by Dean Koontz
Gordian Protocol by David Weber In Memory of
Guest List by Lucy Foley Sandra Holmes
Marauder by Clive Cussler
Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber Donated by:
Museum of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman Patty Fenn
My Names is Vittoria by Dafna Vitale Ben Bassat
Bonnie Crawford
Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer
Numbers Game by Danielle Steel Sara Carroll
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout Dothan High School Class of 1963
Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Bobbi Jo Hager
One Minute Out by Mark Greaney
Oracle by Clive Cussler Velma Bastin
Order by Daniel Silva Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Blackwell, Jr.
Outsider by Linda Castillo
Perky by Julia Kent Penelope Griffith
Persuasion by Iris Johansen Imogene Mixson
Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke
Dale County Retired Teachers’ Association
Alabama Creek Indians (970.3 VIC) Jewnita Clark
Answer is… Reflections on My Life (791.45 TRE)
Carl Hess
Asia’s Reckoning (327.73 MCG)
Catch and Kill (331.41 FAR) NEW BUILDING FUND DONORS
Furious Hours (364.15 CEP)
His Truth is Marching on (328.73 MEA) Bonnie Crawford
Paper Bullets (940.53 JAC) Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Blackwell, Jr.
Returning to Egypt (230 FRE) Penelope Griffith
Imogene Mixson
Tombstone (978.02 CLA) Dale County Retired Teachers’ Association
Universal Orlando 2019 (917.59 KUB) Jewnita Clark
Untamed (306.89 DOY) Carl Hess
Unworthy Republic (323.11 SAU)
Woman of No Importance (940.54 PUR)
Women’s Work (779.24 CRI) Technology Class:
Yes to Life (150.19 FRA) Fridays from 2pm-3pm
BEST SELLER BIOGRAPHY A one-hour class with Mr. Andrew that
In Faulkner’s Shadow (B WELLS WEL) provides assistance with smartphones, tablets, and
More Than Six Rings (B JORDAN DAM) e-readers.
1st Case by James Patterson Computer Class:
20th Victim by James Patterson Saturdays from 8am-9am
American Soldier (355 FRA) A one-hour class with Mr. Darnell that provides
Blindside by James Patterson instruction on basic computer, internet, and Microsoft
Calico Joe by John Grisham Office skills.
Choppy Water by Stuart Woods All classes are by appointment only.
Credible Threat by J.A. Jance Call us or register at the front desk.
Here is to the HAPPIEST of New Years - 2021!
By: Amber Chancey, Friends of the Library President
It is safe to say we all struggled through 2020, but if it taught us anything, it is that in order to survive we must
adapt and persevere. Thank you Friends for sticking with us and continuing to support the Ozark Dale County Library
through thick and thin. May we now look to the New Year and plan on making it the best one we have seen yet!

We look forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming Friends of the Library Luncheon on Monday, January
11th at 12pm. Due to COVID social distancing guidelines, the luncheon will be held at the Perry Recreation Center
this year. Please bring a covered dish of your choice as we renew memberships and vote on our officers.

We would like to focus on growth and fundraising in the new year. Please join us at our next meeting on
Saturday, January 9th at 10am. A reminder that our meetings are public, and we encourage anyone who is interested
in joining the Friends to attend. Please feel free to bring a guest - the more the merrier!

Amber Chancey, FOL President , Children's Librarian, & Volunteer Coordinator

Ozark Dale County Library, Inc.
416 James Street, Ozark AL, 36360
Work: 334-774-5480 / Cell: 334-432-3413


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10am - FOL Meeting

Story Time 2pm - Technology 10:30am - Art Club
LAST DAY FOR The agenda for next Registration Required Class 12:45pm - Popcorn & a
FOOD FOR week’s Board 10:30am Movie - Norm of the
FINES! meeting will be 4:00pm 9 North: Family Vacation
available by close of 8am - Computer 1pm-4pm Pokémon
business. Class League at Home
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12pm: FOL 9am: Library Board Story Time 2pm - Technology 8am - Computer Class
Luncheon at of Trustees Meeting Registration Required Class 1pm-4pm Pokémon
Perry Recreation 10:30am League at Home
Center 4:00pm 1pm-4pm Magic the
Gathering Club at Home

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Ozark Dale County Library Board of Trustees Story Time 2pm - Technology 8am - Computer Class
Regular Meetings Registration Required Class 1pm-4pm Pokémon
Patrons are encouraged to attend our monthly open 10:30am League at Home
meetings of the Library Board of Trustees. 4:00pm

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agenda and minutes from previous meetings. Minutes & Story Time 2pm - Technology 8am - Computer Class
agendas are also available to view at the Library. Registration Required Class 1pm-4pm Pokémon
10:30am League at Home