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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Getting to know our Library Aide: Sheila Barnard

By Penny Beals Sheila’s job title is Library Aide, but she does so much more for us.  She is instrumental in planning and implementing our social media and outreach.  Her outgoing style of communication serves her well when helping patrons in the library and when visiting schools to promote our programming.  Attendance at our events …

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Getting to know our Adult and Teen Librarian: Macy Conley

By Sheila Barnard Today we will be getting to know our Adult and Teen Librarian, Macy Blayke Conley. Macy was raised in Mustang, Oklahoma by her parents Marilyn and Patrick Conley. She has three younger siblings, Jacob, Damian, and Rylee. Macy loves animals and has three dogs, Suki, Nymeria, and Bear, a beta fish named …

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Getting to know our Assistant Librarian/ Circulation Tech: Teresa Carey

By Penny Beals Teresa is beginning her 19th year at the El Reno Carnegie Library.  She is currently the Assistant Librarian/Circulation Tech.  As Assistant Librarian she fills in for the Director when that person is out of the building.  The Circulation Tech job duties include entering books into our database and most anything related to …

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