Thingamajig Competition

The Olney Public Library would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Thingamajig Design Competition. Don’t forget to come in and pick up your projects as well as your certificates!

This year, the Mayor’s Choice Award goes to Francis Coleman!

There was a tie for the People’s Choice Award: Shyann & Drake Turrentine, and Ryen & Addy Gray!

Congratulations to this years winners as well as all participants!

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda

July 11, 2017

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 June 13, 2017 minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
_____• Approval of June Treasurer’s report
_____• Approval of bills payable
V. Committee Reports
_____A. Finance Committee
_____B. Personnel Committee
_____C. Policy/Bylaws Committee
__________• Discuss current Friends of the Library policy
_____D. Buildings/Grounds Committee
_____E. Public Relations/Marketing Committee
_____F. Technology Committee
_____G. Planning Committee
VI. Friends of the Library
_____Next meeting TBA in the Fall
VII. Librarian’s Report
VIII. Correspondence, Communication, and Public Relations
IX. Old Business
X. New Business
_____• Trustee/Director Wish Lists
_____• Notary guidelines
XI. Executive Session
XII. Adjournment

Ag in the Library

July 21, 2:00-3:00 pm
Join us as we read “The Inventor’s Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford” and explore connections between automobiles and agriculture through activities such as making bio-plastic and exploring a piece of history by looking at a real Model T! (This program is geared toward ages 9 and up, younger children are welcome to participate with assistance from a parent.)

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!