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Douglas County Library
May 23, 2012
Following the trail of a donated book
The Douglas County Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support and promote the local library. We receive many boxes of books throughout the year from readers in our community. These donations are greatly appreciated. Let's climb inside one of...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
A tribute to Shirla Hanson
Shirla Hanson retired from the Douglas County Library at the end of April. She worked at the front check out desk of the library for nearly 38 years. Yes, Shirla is finally checking out with no renew or return date. I had the pleasure of working with Shirla for 30 years. Her appearance...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Consider joining the library Friends and Foundation
The mission of the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation is to support and promote the Douglas County Library. If you've shopped our Used Book Sale in August or have visited the Friends of the Library Book Store in the library (open Monday through Friday), you may wonder...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Johnson to speak at library 'Friends' annual meeting
Jill Johnson, author of Little Minnesota - 100 Towns Around 100, will kick off the annual meeting for the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation with a presentation. The event is Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the library meeting room. Published in November 2011, Johnson's...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
World Book Night: Spreading the love of reading, person to person
When Kathleen from Cherry Street Books shared information with me about World Book Night in January of this year, I was immediately excited! What could be better than receiving 20 new books free to distribute to adult and young adult readers who do not have easy access to books...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Library to offer e-book help drop-in session
Over the 2011 holiday season, e-reader ownership doubled among adults to 19 percent in January, up from 10 percent in December. On a daily basis, library patrons are visiting the Douglas County Library in Alexandria for assistance in using those Christmas presents. The 11 libraries...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Lions Chili Feed benefits the library
Every family has its own traditions. In my family it wouldn't be a special occasion unless the orange salad is served in the same milk glass bowl. And the tray of special taco dip has to be on the table when the nephews and nieces visit my house. Our Douglas County Library family...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Library board seeks member
The Douglas County Library Board is in need of a new member. The library has a seven-member board appointed by the Douglas County commissioners. Presently, one member is needed to fill a three-year term. The board tries to have members representing each commissioner's district. At...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
In tough economic times...Library gets even busier
2011 could be a tough year - financially for public libraries, according to Peg Werner. Werner, director of Viking Library System, spoke before Douglas County commissioners at last week's regular board meeting. When the economy is down, Werner said libraries are busier because people...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Douglas County Library supporters seek more 'friends'
The Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation was recognized at Tuesday's Douglas County regular board meeting. Karen Simmons, Douglas County Library interim director, asked commissioners to proclaim October 17-23 as Friends of the Library Week. In addition, she urged all commissioners...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Kites: Build. Fly. Win.
Want to go fly a kite? Now you can, on August 28 in Evansville. The Evansville Arts Coalition (EAC) recently received a grant from the Viking...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Library board searches for new member in District 5
The Douglas County Library board is searching for another member from District 5. The district includes Alexandria Township and Alexandria's Ward 3. The board member will assist in determining the policy of the library and developing the highest possible degree of operating efficiency...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Kids bunch for lunch at library
Reading throughout the summer can help maintain or improve children's reading skills when school is no longer in session. But including reading...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Silent auction features items from Carnegie Library building
Here's a way to own a piece of local history and help a good cause at the same time. The Douglas County Friends of the Library is holding a silent auction featuring items from the old Carnegie Library building, including bookshelves, Depression-era glass, chairs and chandeliers. The...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
August 14, 2009
Alzheimer's support group forms
A new support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease will start on Tuesday, August 18. It will be held at the Douglas County Library meeting room at 6 p.m. Alzheimer's affects about 5 million people in the U.S. and of those, 70 percent live at home. Alzheimer's affects...
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am