Importance of Roses in the Dark Tower Series

By Alicia Ballard Before we start, here are a few terms: Constant Reader: Stephen King Fan Keystone Earth: The main version of Earth out of multiple realities   To most people, Roses symbolize love, but to Constant Readers, they symbolize something far greater. Stephen King’s Dark Tower series spans eight novels, and several short stories. …

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Getting to know our library board: Karen Pappas

By Sheila Barnard What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the library board? Friends of the Library, various activities with Wesley UMC, Project Transformation Reading mentor How long have you been on the library board? Two years Where did you grow up? Choctaw, OK Where did you go to school? Choctaw High …

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We Love Our Friends: Casey Taylor

by Sheila Barnard What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the Friends? Substitute teacher at Wesley Playschool, owner operator of Taylor-Made Confections, baby sitting. How long have you been with the friends? 6 months Where did you grow up? Walters, OK Where did you go to school? Walters High School Tell us …

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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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