Thursday, May 18, 2017

Local & State History Room Reopens @ Headquarters Library!

We are excited to announce that the Local & State History room at Headquarters Library has officially reopened. The room had been closed since Hurricane Matthew swept across the coast last October causing flooding to the lower level of the library and displacing dozens of staff.

The Local & State History room has a computer lab, digital preservation lab and copier available for customer use. Staff are available for questions related to local and state history and genealogy research. They will be hosting an Open House event on Sunday, July 2 at 2:30 with detailed information on programming happening throughout the year. For more information about the Local & State History room or other services available at your library, call 483-7727 or visit

Monday, May 15, 2017

Library Closed - Memorial Day

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, all locations are closed Monday, May 29. All locations reopen on Tuesday, May 30. If you wish to return any items when the library is closed, please use the book drops located outside all library locations. Materials may be renewed on the library website,, or by calling (910) 223-0432.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Now Accepting 2017 Local Author Showcase Applications

Accepting Application May 1 - June 1
Writers from the Sandhills region are participating in a Local Authors Showcase on Sunday, July 23, 2-5 p.m. at  Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane).  This Showcase is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and gives the community a chance to meet area writers and learn more about their books.  Authors will have their books for sale during the Showcase and will donate 20% of proceeds to the Friends of the Library.
Please click here for the 2017 Local Author Showcase application.

Thinking Money Traveling Exhibit @ Your Library

Learn financial tips at library programs and exhibition
The Thinking Money traveling exhibit is visiting Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, May 19 – June 21. Thinking Money teaches on financial literacy topics such as saving, spending and avoiding fraud – in a way that is understandable and fun. The exhibit is traveling to all 50 states and incorporates museum-quality displays, tablets and hands-on-activities providing knowledge on a range of financial themes.
Along with the exhibit, all eight library locations are hosting programs addressing financial topics of interest to the average consumer. Explore programs for children, teens and adults.
For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 483-7727. 

Thinking Money was created by FINRA Investor Education foundation in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Library Adds Children's Tablets to Collection

Pre-loaded learning tablet with apps for children!

Your library has added Playaway Launchpads to the collection at every branch. Launchpads are pre-loaded learning tablets created just for kids and are grouped by age and grade level. These tablets can be checked out for seven days, do not require Wi-Fi and function without the interruption of advertisements. The Launchpad content spans subject areas of math, science, critical thinking, creativity and themed learning packs include animals, princesses, fantasy nature and more.

Customers can simply check out the Launchpad tablets and play. Visit our online catalog for a full selection of Playway Launchpads. For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 483-7727.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Military History Exhibit @ Headquarters Library

Explore letters and communiques during various military conflicts

Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, has compiled a special military history exhibit May 1 – July 3. The Things They Carried, The Words They Shared displays letters from deployed service members to their families engaged in conflicts spanning World War I to the Middle East. This wartime memorabilia aims to show the evolution of communication trends and it’s similarities in content. Geography, weaponry and adversaries transform with changing conflicts, but social ideals, coping mechanisms and the art of communication are constant.
Along with examining primary communication methods, this exhibit also recognizes the contributions of military units not typically acknowledged. Your library is honoring the vital support these units provide to frontline troops. The exhibit includes patches, colors and personal effects provided by present service members and veterans in our community.
For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit or call (910) 483-7727.