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.

Chocolate Lovers Tour

The library staff is excited to announce that we are participating in the Chocolate Lovers Tour on Friday, February 10 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. We will be having a drawing for prizes, one of which will be a baker’s basket. Information on the tour can be found on “Friends of Olney Illinois” and “Olney & the Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce” pages on Facebook. Get your tickets before they sell out, then drop by on the 10th to register for the drawings and try our chocolate treats.

Board Meeting Agenda

January 10, 2017

I. Call to Order-Roll Call
II. Recognition of visitors and public comments
Friends of the Library Group
III. Secretary’s report, approval of previous meeting’s minutes
•  Approval of December 13, 2016  minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
•  Approval of December Treasurer’s report
•  Approval of bills payable
V. Committee Reports
A. Finance Committee
B. Personnel Committee
C. Policy/Bylaws Committee
Revisions to the current policy tabled until February meeting
D. Building/Grounds Committee
E. Public Relations/Marketing Committee
“911 Never Forget” Mobile Museum Project
F. Technology Committee
G. Planning Committee
VI. Friends of the Library
•  Next meeting February 20, 2017 at 5:00pm
VII. Librarian’s Report
VIII. Correspondence, Communication and Public Relations
•  Citation Oil & Gas Corp.
•  Bi-Petro, Inc.
•  Carrie Winter Trust Grant announcements
•  Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home
•  Thank You Note
IX. Old Business
X. New Business
•  Travel Expense Control Act Resolution
•  Budget amendment-Carrie Winter Trust Funds
•  Christmas Bonuses/Dinner adjustments
•  Salary considerations for 2017-2018
•  Holiday Closings for 2017-2018
XI. Adjournment

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!