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Library Staff:

Sandra Holmes, Director
Joni Wood, Assistant Director
Jocelyn Rayford, Genealogy / Reference Librarian
Karen Speck, Acquisitions Processor
Cheryl Schwartzkopf, Children's Librarian
Holly Burns, Head Circulation Clerk
Rosalie Lanning, Bookkeeper 
Darnell Johnson, Circulation Clerk
Michael Walden, IT/Webmaster
Jeff Devine, IT/Webmaster
Lou Harry, Cataloger
Victoria Spellman, Custodian

 


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About the Library

Ozark Dale County Public Library is a public service organization and learning environment that possesses a huge collection of books, documents, and other materials from various countries, cultures, and time periods. You can freely access our collection. Our online catalog makes it easier for you to find the materials you need.


 

Meeting Areas are now available for a small fee to non-profit organizations.

Reference Service provides information on most subjects.  A librarian is available to help patrons find resources they need to conduct their research.

Telephone reference service answers need for quick facts of figured, responding to your short answer questions.

Free Internet is offered to adults and children.  Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult seventeen years of age or older.

Inter library Loan (ILL) allows patrons to borrow material from libraries throughout the state and nation. There will be a mandatory $5.00 cash deposit, however, and it is refunded when all materials are returned.

Genealogy assistance is available in the Creel Richardson Room, which contains the special collections of local historians, newspapers, documents, rare books, and local history (including marriage and cemetery records).

Young Adult Services give young people 12 years of age and older the opportunity to volunteer for community service.  In addition, we have a YA section aimed at meeting specific needs for teens.

Children's Programs are offered each Thursday to encourage reading and library usage. We also have Popcorn & a Movie on every third Saturday of each month. Come and watch a newly released movie, eat popcorn, and get a drink all for FREE.

The Alabama Virtual Library is available via Internet, and patrons can access databases of current information.  Register for your AVL card at the Circulation Desk.

An Online Card Catalog service of our Library is available to patrons via any computer with internet access.

Learning Express Library can be accessed at the Library or at home to practice for a variety of tests. Register at the library.

Free Online Homework Assistance is provided by the APLS. Students can receive online help with homework assignments in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science.  This service is available on Sunday through Thursdays from 3 p.m. until Midnight.

 


 

 

 Borrowing & Fines

Best Sellers - 2 weeks / $0.25 per day overdue

Non-Best Sellers - 4 weeks / $0.10 per day overdue

Reference and Genealogy - materials may not be checked out

CDs, DVDs, and Videos - 1 week / $0.50 per day overdue

Audios - 2 weeks / $0.50 per day overdue 

 


 

Computer Classes


      We offer basic computer classes on Saturday mornings at 9:00. Darnell Johnson will start his class at 9:00 before the Library is open so he can give uninterrupted instruction. This is a 2-part class with basic computer the first week and Internet tips the second week. Each enrollee is expected to commit to 2 weeks of instruction and must take the first part before he/she is allowed to take the second part. For more information, call the Library at 774-5480. We can accommodate 15 people, so get your name on the list early. Remember that we will only continue with the class if participation is such that we feel our time and effort is justified.

 


 

 

 Thursday Children's Story Time Program

 

      Most Thursdays (except during the summer reading program), the Ozark-Dale County Public Library hosts a children's reading program. Story Time is held at 10:30 a.m. and then again at 4:30 p.m. Ms. Ruth always has something fun planned out for the children.  Normally a story is read to the children, they participate in doing a fun craft, and then they are given a snack. For more information call 774.5480.