From the Director




      On February 28th we went live with our E-Books. If you haven't already picked up an instructions sheet, get one today so you can get started. You can also visit the E-Book website at to find our Library listed. Another good website to review is Instructions for downloading materials can be found here, or you can stop by the Library for assistance. Everything is free of charge and different formats include iPod, MP3 player, Kindle, PC, and all Android devices. 

         Spring Break begins the week of March 25th and we have planned activities for our children that we are sure they will enjoy. On Tuesday, March 26th, Artist Tim Richardson will help each of us discover the artist within us. On Wednesday, March 27th, Louise Grider will return with her Owls of Alabama. She has set aside time for the children to get up close to the birds and gently pet them. On Thursday, March 28th the McWane Center is bringing their Planetarium for you to see the constellations and stars. This is a great program and one you'll really enjoy. Finally, on Friday, March 29th we'll have Two-by-Two Petting Zoo where children can be up and close to a variety of animals they can pet. Programs will be held in the West Wing of the Library at 2:00 and are made possible by funding from United Way.




Sandra Holmes,

 Library Director





     We encourage people not to throw away their magazines but to give them to us so we may recycle them.  They are available in the Library and are free. 



    The Ozark-Dale County Public Library gratefully accepts donations for memorials.  You may bring in your book or you may give us a suggested subject and we’ll make the selection.  Your donation is tax deductible and a tax letter is mailed to you.  Memorial cards are sent to families of the designated person, and bookplates are placed in all books to commemorate your gift.  


Friends of the Library Book Sale Area

           The Friends of the Library Book Sale Area is open from 10:00 until 7:00 Tuesday through Thursday and 10:00 until 5:00 Friday and Saturday. We invite you to visit and see the great collection of good books at rock bottom prices. All proceeds go directly to support the Library.

Do Not Call List

       If you receive unwanted telemarketing calls, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have established a national Do-Not-Call Registry that applies to all telemarketers. If you do not want to receive these unsolicited calls, you may register your residential telephone number, including wireless numbers, on the National Do-Not-Call Registry at no cost by telephone or on the Internet. To register by telephone, call 1-888-382-1222. You must call from the phone number you wish to register. To register via the Internet, go to It takes approximately three months for your registration to be effective.

 Computer Classes

       Basic computer classes are offered each Saturday morning at 9:00, before the Library is open so you can have 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 accomodate only 8 people, so get your name on the list early.

Read Off Your Fines

       This is a new program for any patron who wishes to remove his/her Libary fines without paying for them! For every 15 minutes he/she reads in the Library, $15 will be deducted from his/her fine! Please call 774-5480 for more information!

Sharing Your Collections


      If you have an interesting collection you'd like to share, please call us at 774-5480 so we can schedule a time for you to display your items. We've had a wide variety of items displayed including Beanie Babies, minerals, gems and rocks, stamps, coins, etc. We will place your precious items in a locked cabinet for safety. 

Dealing with Disaster


Red Cross

The Red Cross provides disaster education and responds to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, fires, or other situations that can cause human suffering. It provides emergency housing, clothing, food, personal hygiene items, replacement of medications and medical devices, as well as crisis counseling. Additional services may include helping prepare a recovery plan; assisting with rent, deposits, and utiities; and assisting with funeral expenses and memorial services in case of deaths caused by a disaster.

In addition to explaining how to access its services, the Red Cross website has a section titled "Preparedness Fast Facts." It is a series of concise articles explaining how to prepare for virtually all of the risks people might face. The website also enables people to register themselves as "safe and well" to let family members know of their well-being after a disaster.

All Red Cross assistance is given free of charge and made possible through volunteer and donor contributions.


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Updated: August 4, 2012