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 …

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Who is Dewey? And how do I get his number?

By Peggy Kindiger According to Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Melvil Dewey was an American librarian and educator in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  He revolutionized the way libraries catalog and arrange books by devising a system to categorize different subjects.   This earned him the title, “Father of Modern Librarianship”. The Dewey Decimal …

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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 …

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