Illinois or Maryland?


Due to reoccurring contact from the residents of Maryland, the Olney Public Library would like to post information regarding the contact phone number and website of the Olney Library of Olney, Maryland.

If you are a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland,
the contact information for the Olney Library is….


Though we do enjoy hearing from other Olneys of the US, this information will hopefully prevent any future confusion or misunderstanding.

Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature
24th Annual Writing Contest
for 4th through 12th graders 

This year’s theme is “How did an Author’s work change your view of the world or yourself?”

To participate, 4th through 12th graders are required to:

  1. Read a book about which they have strong feelings
  2. Write a personal letter to the author expressing how his/her book changed the student or their thinking
  3. Mail the letter and entry coupon to the author by the deadline date.

More information regarding the contest, as well as the entry form and guidelines, can be found at or by visiting the Olney Public Library front desk.

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda

September 13, 2016

I. Call to Order-Roll Call
II. Recognition of visitors and public comments
III. Secretary’s report, approval of previous meeting’s minutes
_____• Approval of August 9, 2016 Minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
_____• Approval of August Treasurer’s report
_____• Approval of bills payable
V. Committee Reports
_____A. Finance Committee
_____B. Personnel Committee
_____C. Policy/Bylaws Committee
__________1. Vote on revisions to Library Services Policy Draft
__________2. Discuss Mission & Goals Policy Draft
_____D. Building/Grounds Commitee
_____E. Public Relations/Marketing Committee
_____F. Technology Committee
_____G. Planning Committee
VI. Friends of the Library
_____• Next meeting Sept. 19 at 5:00PM
VII. Librarian’s Report
VIII. Correspondence, Communication, and Public Relations
IX. Old Business
_____• Budget amendment — Carrie Winter Grant & Per Capita Grant
_____• OCI Yearbook program update
X. New Business
_____• Distribute Collection Development Policy revisions
_____• Revise Committee Appointments
_____• Board Vacancy
XI. Adjournment

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Celebrated throughout the month of September, National Library Card Sign-Up Month encourages people to check out what’s new at their library by registering for a library card. The Olney Public Library offers a variety of materials to promote an interest in reading and learning. The library’s collection includes books, electronic books, magazines, newspapers, audio books, DVDs, and puzzles. They can be borrowed for home use simply by acquiring a library card. Our services include free WiFi, free Internet access, copying machine, fax machine and the loaning of materials with other libraries. Programs for children and adults alike are hosted by the library. We also have a Friends of the Library group, which is people from the community volunteering their time, talents, and monetary donations to support the library. So, if you are looking for a bestseller, doing genealogy, writing a job resume, or repairing the family car, the library is a good source of information. A drawing will be held September 30th for a non-resident card, books, and more.

Fall Coloring Happy Hour

With the colorful turning of leaves, what better time to bring back the Adult Coloring Happy Hour? Sign up at the desk, by email, or over the phone. Sign up not required. Raffle for prizes on the last coloring event of the month.

Saturday, September 10th 12pm – 4pm
Thursday, September 15th 5pm – 6pm
Tuesday, September 27th 3pm – 4pm

3M Cloud Update

Public Library Merges eBook Collection

The Olney Public Library is happy to announce that we have chosen the 3M Cloud Library as our exclusive platform for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks! If you are already using the 3M Cloud Library, you know that it is very easy to use. For those of you who are new to the 3M Cloud Library, please visit to get set up or grab our general how-to brochure. We think you will love it.

3M Cloud Apps Update

Over the next few days, readers who have previously installed the 3M Cloud Library will receive notifications to update their apps. The older apps will still work, but the changes in the new apps will allow readers to use the new domain. If you encounter errors while attempting to use the 3M Cloud Library, it is recommended that you update the application through your device’s app store (iTunes Apps or Google Play). As a reminder, if you are using a Kindle Fire, you will need to update your app by downloading the new app from

It’s very easy to sign up for and use the 3M Cloud Library, but if you find that you need a little help, simply stop in or contact us for one-on-one assistance.

Olney Public Library

You can look forward to an expanded selection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks all in one easy-to-use place!

Happy reading and listening!