History of the Friends of the El Reno Carnegie Library

By Alicia Ballard A “Friends of the Library Group” is a collection of people that support the library through fundraisers, book sales, programs, etc. Typically the group's mission is to assist their local library, usually with fundraising and volunteering. The Friends of the Library are an essential part of any Library, be it a chain …

Continue reading History of the Friends of the El Reno Carnegie Library

Getting to know our Children’s Librarian: Tia Garrett

By Alicia Ballard Name: Tia Garrett Job Title:  Children’s Librarian How long have you worked at the Library? 14 Years. Long before I was paid to work at the Library, I was involved with the Library through the Library Enrichments Arts Program as a director, board member, and grant writer. I also served of the …

Continue reading Getting to know our Children’s Librarian: Tia Garrett

Getting to know our Library Aide: Alicia Ballard

By Sheila Barnard On this post, we will be getting to know our Library Assistant, Alicia Ballard. Alicia grew up in a little town called Edgewood, New Mexico with her mom, dad, and two younger sisters. She also has an older half-sister. Half of her family lives in New Mexico and half of her family …

Continue reading Getting to know our Library Aide: Alicia Ballard

Get to know our Library Director: Penny Beals

By Alicia Ballard Name: Penny Beals How long have you worked at the Library? 18 Years Where did you grow up? Mostly in California Where did you go to school? California, Kansas, and Oklahoma Tell me about your family. Eight siblings, married with two sons, one wonderful daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. Do you have any …

Continue reading Get to know our Library Director: Penny Beals