Adler Planetarium Galaxy Ride

Come join us at the library for the Adler Planetarium Galaxy Ride Monday, August 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm. They are on a journey across Southern Illinois to get everyone ready for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. You will observe objects through a telescope, touch a REAL piece of the Moon, talk to an astronomer, learn how eclipses work, discover the size and scale of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, find out how fast the speed of light is, and much more!

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda

August 8, 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 July 11, 2017 minutes
IV. Treasurer’s Report
_____• Approval of July Treasurer’s report
_____• Approval of bills payable
V. Committee Reports
_____A. Finance Committee
_____B. Personnel Committee
_____C. Policy/Bylaws Committee
__________• Friends of the Library policy
__________• Distribute proposed Sexual Harassment document for Board policy
_____D. Buildings/Grounds Committee
_____E. Public Relations/Marketing Committee
__________Wal-Mart Foundation Grant for 9/11 Exhibit
_____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
_____• Review of Annual Report (IPLAR)
_____• Trustee/Director Wish Lists
_____• Amend Notary Services Fee
X. New Business
_____• Webpage management – Lazerware
_____• Collection DVD ratings
_____• Monthly book review drawing
XI. Executive Session
XII. Adjournment

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!

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!