Havelock Library Wish List

The Havelock – Craven County Public Library is in need of some supplies.  Our wish list is as follows:

1. Large plastic crates

2. Staplers

3. Pens/pencils

4. markers/highlighters

5. glue sticks ( Good idea if these are new!)

6. white out ( Great idea if this is new!)

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Attention: PATRONS

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION!

There have been some changes made to our Web Page.  If you want to access the Public Access Catalog (PAC), you need to click on the Public Access Catalog written in the black section on our home web page.  Then you will click on the icon that says “Click Here”.  This will take you to the actual catalog and then you can browse our collection or sign into your library account to request items or to make changes to your account.

As always, if you have any questions, please call the library at 447-7509.

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GEARING UP FOR 2017 CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM

CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM

REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 12TH

READING TO LEARN INCENTIVES BEGINS JUNE 12TH

PROGRAMS BEGIN ON WEEK OF JULY 10TH

K-2nd Grade          Wednesday, July 12th          10:30 – 11:30 am

3rd – 6th Grade      Wednesday, July 12th         12:30 – 1:30 pm

Preschool                 Thursday, July 13th             10:40 – 11:30 am

READING RECORDS ARE DUE AUGUST 5TH

Tentative End program Thursday, August 10th (time TBA)

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HAVELOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY 2017 ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

2017 ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

(All programs at Havelock Public Library on Thursdays at 1:30 PM)

June 29th                    Meet, Greet and Fun

July 6th                        Speaker from NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration)

July 13th                     Lisa Mayo, Nutritionist/Dietician from Craven County

July 20th                    Stretching Exercises with Judy Hickes

July 27th                    Mr. Tom Glasgow, Craven County Extension Agent

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!!

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Our Memories of a local library….

OLD YARDLEY LIBRARY ON AFTON LAKE, YARDLEY, PA

Just saying or thinking about the library brings such warm and happy feelings to me.  I remember walking my younger brother to the library in my hometown to assist him in getting his first Library Card. I think he was about seven years old and there is almost a ten year difference between us.  I was a regular at the library and was well known by the librarian, especially in the summer. I did not need to have a parent’s signature back then. I would take a large brown paper grocery bag and fill it up with books which I would return in a week, way before they were due. Our library was by the town lake so was very picturesque as well.  My brother had watched me do this for a few weeks and decided he would like to try out the library also.  So I was his escort and since this was his first time I thought we should limit the books he checked out.  Whew did I have a load of books that week.  So much for limiting!

I spoke with my brother recently, and he brought up his first visit to our local library.  I was also surprised to learn that he still has his library card and carries it in his wallet.

You never know when someone is taking note of all the reading you do. Inspire someone!

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Gale Resources

The next time you are in the Havelock -Craven County Public Library and are interested in just browsing.  Ask to hop on one of our patron computers, then click on the Reference Links, and then click on Gale Resources.  There is a ton of reference information on this site.  Some of the choices are Information Trac – Newstand; Virtual Reference Library; Legal Forms; Informe! for Spanish speaking users which offers electronic reference tools; Career Transitions; and Books and Authors which will guide readers from every level reading proficiency.

You also have access to the Chilton Library which features information concerning automobile repair manuals. The Chilton Library can be accessed from home as well.

I hope you give this resource a try the next time you are in the library.

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Storyhour for Kindergarten – 2nd grade Children

The Havelock-Craven County Public Library will be having a Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Story Hour on the first and third Friday of every month.  Story Hour will start at 4:00 pm.

We hope to see you there!

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New Information for our Patrons!

NC Live has a new resource!  It is a new collection of “Home Grown North Carolina Authors” in ebooks.

There are so many selections in many different categories; ie. Westerns, Mysteries & Thrillers, Historical Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Popular Fiction; just to name a few.  Please make a point to check this out on the NC Live Link.

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Being Thankful…

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As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, it reminds me to reflect on my nation, state, community, friends, coworkers and family.  I usually do not have any trouble finding several items to be thankful for.  My difficulty comes in turning the events that have been effecting all of us, the aftermath of the election, the forest fires in the western part of our state, the flooding from Hurricane Matthew etc., into items to be thankful for as well.

While pondering these events I realize I am very thankful to live in the wonderful town of Havelock.  We are reminded daily how many of our neighbors have dedicated their lives in support of our nation through their service to our country, past and present.  Every time I go to the library and a plane flies over with its deafening roar,  I am reminded of this fact. We are extremely lucky to have such a well equipped library and really compassionate staff trying to make our community just a little bit better not only by lending books, magazines and dvd’s but also by being there to answer questions about computers, elections, forest fires, and flooding. The staff is always there to help in any way possible to assist you in getting the information you need on a variety of subjects.  I am also thankful for our patrons who are supportive of our Library and the various programs that are scheduled for fun and enjoyment.  So the next time you are in town, stop by the Havelock – Craven County Public Library just to say Hi and thank you.

As a reminder, The Havelock-Craven County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24,  Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, 2016 in order to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The Library will reopen on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the regular time, 10:00 am.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday  from the staff of your local library!

 

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Bunco and Books Review!

The Bunco and Books event on November 6th, 2016 was a huge hit! We had a big crowd and will consider doing this again.

Here are some pictures of our patrons enjoying themselves:

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There were prizes and some wonderful refreshments.  A huge thank you to Mary Ellen Kirkland, Terry Morton, Mary Smith and Pat Rice and also thank you to everyone involved in making this a success.

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