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March 12, 2018
And the most-requested library books are....
The Douglas County Library is a busy place. The 21,728 registered borrowers at the library read, watched or listened to 324,837 books, audiobooks, movies and CDs from the library in 2017. At the end of 2017, the library's collection held 109,617 items. Everything in our library is...
March 12, 2018 - 7:03am
January 11, 2018
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Delving into the history of the Douglas County Library for a number of projects last year gave me an interesting reminder of how different the library is today than when it was first established in the 1890s. In fact, the Alexandria Public Library that I first entered almost 36 years...
January 11, 2018 - 8:24am
November 3, 2017
Library friends back new writers, fun events
If you are reading this column today, it is quite likely that you may not recognize the name Allen Eskens. Those fortunate enough to attend the special night at the Carnegie Library put on by the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation on Oct. 16 got to meet Allen. Others may...
November 3, 2017 - 3:38pm
March 22, 2017
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
It's hard to admit that I don't read as many books as I used to read. Granted, comparing my current reading performance with my childhood reading habits isn't quite the fair experiment. As a fourth grader, I read so many books the teachers had to create new prize levels in the annual...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 10, 2017
REA holds district meeting
District meetings were held Jan. 24-26 to nominate one or more candidates for the office of director of Runestone Electric Association. Candidates may also be nominated by petition of 15 or more members within 15 days of the District Meeting date. Nominating results are as follows:...
February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 22, 2016
REA holds district meetings
District meetings were recently held to nominate one or more candidates for the office of director of Runestone Electric Association (REA). Candidates may also be nominated by petition of 15 or more members within 15 days of the district meeting date. Nominating results were as follows:...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 21, 2013
Tech-savvy director leads library into future
Jake Odland is a smart, interesting, easy-going guy with a professional personality, the kind of person who creates a welcoming atmosphere. That...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 14, 2013
New library director welcomed
The Douglas County Library Friends and Foundations will host a meet and greet reception for the new Douglas County Library director, Jake Odland, on Tuesday, June 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library in Alexandria. The library is located at 720 Fillmore Street in the Douglas County...
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
New library director hired
Meet the new Douglas County Library Director: Jacob Odland. The Douglas County Library Board announced the hiring on Monday. Odland graduated from the University of Illinois with a master's degree in library science. He was previously employed as a head librarian for Pioneerland...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Korby named new executive director at Someplace Safe
The Someplace Safe Board of Directors announced that they have selected Sheila Korby as the new executive director of Someplace Safe. Korby has been with Someplace Safe for more than eight years and previously served as the director of program services, as well as interim executive...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Court says: HRA acted properly in terminating director
The Alexandria Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) acted properly in terminating its director, Judi Rost, in March of 2004. That decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, filed last month in St.
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Former WesMin director pleads guilty to theft
An agreement was reached Wednesday during a hearing in Douglas County District Court for Sheila Barsness of Brandon, the suspect accused of fabricating grants and organizations. Barsness, the former director of WesMin Resource Conservation and Development (WesMin RC&D), pleaded guilty...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am