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December 2021 Volume 22 Issue 12

416 James Street


Ozark, Alabama 36360
Phone (334) 774-5480
E-mail: olibrary@troycable.net
http://www.ozarklibrary.com
Facebook.com/ozarklibrary

Board of Trustees
Chairman Marie Black
Vice Chairman Liz Delaney
Secretary Christina Faulkner
Treasurer Dr. Imogene Mixson
Liaison Mike Cairns
Library Staff
Director Karen Speck
Gen Lib/Admin Assistant Joni Wood
Bookkeeper Debbie Mize
Children’s Librarian Debbie Self
Children’s Library Assistant Keonna Grider
Circulation Clerk Darnell Johnson
Circulation Clerk/IT Andrew Godeke
Circulation Clerk/Cataloguer Alexander Matthews
**UPCOMING CLOSINGS**
Processor Kristina Speck The Library is closed the following days in observance of upcoming holidays
Custodian Barbara Daniels and our move into the new library.
December 13 - 27
October 2021 Statistics December 30 - March 1, 2022
Circulation 1,795 (Tentative reopening)

E-Books 471 **MORE DETAILS INSIDE!**


Attendance 4,750 DECEMBER 28TH & DECEMBER 29TH ONLY
New Materials 80
Site Visits 626,000 LAST CHANCE TO CHECK OUT
Borrowers on Roll 12,638 MATERIALS!
Employment Searches 3,206
Unlimited Checkouts on ALL Materials
All Due Back March 1, 2022
Internet Users 3,416
Genealogy Use 44 LIBRARY HOURS
Facebook Likes 2,052
Tuesday - Thursday Friday & Saturday
“Snowflakes are unique,
just like fingerprints, which
10:00am - 7:00pm 10:00am - 5:00pm
means there is nothing Closed Sunday & Monday
quite so unique in the
universe as a snowman's
fingerprints.”
The Creel Richardson Local History & Genealogy Room is available
for research during normal operating hours; however, the
~Cuthbert Soup Reference/Genealogy Librarian is available for assistance
Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-12pm.
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Check Out the Progress at the Library’s New Location!


Opening March 2022!

They’re almost done installing new light gray flooring


(left) that complements the light brown walls beautifully!
The front walkway is getting spruced up, too with
concrete repairs and repainted safety strips! (right)

Isn’t it exciting to think in just a few short months we’ll


be opening this lovely renovated library for YOU?

We hope you all stay tuned for further updates regarding


official opening dates, celebrations, and more!

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS


It has been a long road, but we are almost there! We want to thank everyone for their
support over the past several years in helping us bring our dream of a new and improved
library, a reality for our community. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your support!
We are in need of volunteers to help us pack up, move, and
settle in to the new location after the holidays. We welcome
teens and adults to volunteer and join us in this community
effort to complete the final touches of our Library!
If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at 334-774-5480 and speak with
Andrew Godeke, our volunteer coordinator.
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Your support of our Library and its ongoing mission to provide quality
services and programs for our community is very much appreciated!
We couldn’t do what we do without you!
Thank you!

Donors September & October 2021


10/23/2021 - 11/23/2021
Wiregrass United Way A Gift for You
Friends of the Library Katherine Hammond
Sylvia Malone Jimmy Grice
Ozark Rotary Club American Legion

New Building Fund


Brenda Harper
New Building Fund Honorariums
Dr. Imogene Mixson in Honor of
Becky Robinette, Marilyn Tamplin, Keloth Ann
WE’RE OPENING AT OUR NEW LOCATION SOON! Thompson, and Jo-Ellen Willis

New Building Fund Memorials


We’re kicking off celebrations early by going fine free now Gail Bankston in Memory of Earl Bankston
until we reopen on March 1st, 2022 in the new location*!

Please return any overdue materials and we’ll Judge Val McGee Books Make PERFECT
waive your fines. If you have any existing fines, visit Gifts for the Holidays!
us at the Library and we’ll waive those, too.
The late Judge Val McGee authored several local history
Additionally, no fines will accrue during our books that are not only a joy to read, but have proven
beneficial for family research!
extended closing period.
History buffs of all ages will delight in owning any of his
Excludes fines due to lost or damaged materials. well-written and well-researched books.
*Tentative reopening date
Origins of Fort Rucker
Softcover, $15 - Proceeds support the FOL
Claybank Memories: A History of Dale County, Alabama
Hardcover, $30 - Proceeds support the FOL
A Cross Above: History of the First United Methodist
Church, 1973-2003
We’d like to give a big shout out to Hardcover, $25 - Proceeds support the FOL
Selma: A Novel of the Civil War
Softcover, $20 / Hardcover, $30 - Proceeds support the
Mrs. Berta Blackwell Library

for her weekly delivery of We have several copies of each available! Visit or call us
today to purchase a copy (or two!).
boxes for our move!
Cash or Check Only

Books can be mailed for an additional $5 per book.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
By Liz Delaney, Vice President Santa’s Workshop
All members are invited to the Friends of the Library
Annual Membership Drive and Luncheon on January 24th,
2022 at 12:00pm. We are providing the entrée and drinks, so
please bring your favorite dish and a new friend to join with
you!

This year is going to be extra special for two reasons.


First, FOL is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! That’s right,
our group was founded in 1971 and we are excited to reach
this milestone! Second, we are hosting our membership
luncheon in the meeting room of the new yet-to-be-opened
library*! Come and take a look at this spacious new area!

We look forward to seeing you this year!


*The new building is closed in January except for the luncheon.
NEXT FOL MEETING:
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
334-774-5480

December 2021
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Closed Closed 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm

FREE POPCORN & A MOVIE 2 3 4


10:30am - Story Time 2pm: Tech Class 9am: Computer Class
12/4/2021 @ 12:45pm 4pm - Story Time 12:45pm: Popcorn & a Movie
Joe is a middle-school band 1pm: Pokémon League
teacher whose life hasn't quite
gone the way he expected. His
true passion is jazz -- and he's 9 10 11
good. But when he travels to 10:30am - Story Time 2pm: Tech Class 9am: Computer Class
another realm to help someone find 4pm - Story Time 1pm: Kids’ Christmas Party
their passion, he soon discovers 1pm: Pokémon League
what it means to have soul.
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LIBRARY CLOSED
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12/28 & 12/29


ONLY:
LIBRARY CLOSED
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UNLIMITED
CHECKOUTS ON
LAST CHANCE TO
LIBRARY CLOSED
ALL MATERIALS -
DUE BACK 3/1/22 CHECKOUT MATERIALS! Tentative Reopening: March 1st, 2022

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