Guest Blogger – Clarice Liechty – An Informed Resident

About 20 years ago, when working on a Masters in Management class which required a paper and persuasive presentation, for my project, I chose combining the two libraries – the Stutsman County library and the city’s Alfred Dickey Library. After that, I got involved in the process of working on combining these libraries and the plans…
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Rotary Presentation – Joe Rector

Library Director Joe Rector was the keynote speaker at today’s Rotary Club luncheon held at the Quality Inn. This is his power point presentation. Also discussed was the petition to put a 1/4% sales tax initiative on the June 2014 general ballot to fund the new library. About 30 Rotarian’s attended. Questions and comments were…
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Community Benefits – Lots Of Facts

 FACT 1. HISTORY Alfred Dickey Free Library was opened in 1919 with 7,000 books. It now houses 89,000 books, magazines, newspapers, dvd’s and cd’s. Circulation is 142,000 with90,000 patrons visiting the two facilities annually. There are 8 computers and one conference room for public use. The population of Jamestown in 1919 was 6,627. Today it…
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Boys Read

What happens to boys’ reading from 2nd to 4th grade? It decreases in importance. Sports, x-box, being cool, all create understandable distractions. How do we keep them interested and curious? Here are a few clues. These guys love the bookmobile. This youtube video shows what creativity in a library can do.