Notary Public

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The Olney Public Library is pleased to announce that a Notary Public is available to serve the community. The Notary is available during hours of library operation. The fee for this service is $1 per document.

Free DMV Driving Test

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The Olney Public Library would like to announce a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

This partnership allows the Olney Public Library to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach to several valued groups of patrons, including teens, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life.

Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., an eight-year-old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing online resources for learner drivers. Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to improve global driver safety by providing free practice tests written by experts to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official study guides. To help achieve this goal, the company has also created driving practice sites for the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India.

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We Are Hiring!

The Olney Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide for approximately 15 hours per week, with a varying schedule that includes some evenings and Saturdays.  Duties include helping patrons at the circulation desk, shelving library materials, operating the copier and fax machine, performing routine clerical tasks, and assisting patrons with electronic reading devices. Prior library experience is desired, but not required.  Pay for the position is $9.00 per hour.  The ideal candidate for the position has strong customer service skills and computer skills.  Application forms are available at the library during business hours.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Designs of Duty

“Designs of Duty,” an exhibit featuring East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos, will be on display at The Olney Public Library. The exhibit will run from Aug. 31-Sept. 28, 2018.

“Designs of Duty” tells the stories of seven military veterans who served our country over a 45-year period throughout Asia and Europe. Veterans featured in the exhibit are Eric Hiltner and Wilson Reynolds of Charleston, Ken Fernandes of Newman, Random Clavin of Nokomis, Adam Griffy of Olney, Shane Wright of Shelbyville and Lyle Gordon of Towanda.

Tattoos are a common symbol among the military, and this exhibit aims to explore the inspiration and meanings behind them, as well as the stories of the veterans themselves. Pride, patriotism and honor are common themes in the artwork chosen by the veterans showcased in “Designs of Duty.”