Much in store at public library

Paula Walton - Contributing columnist

The Annie Hubbard Public Library in St. Pauls was the site of a booktalk with Andrew Canady on May 21. This event gave the public an opportunity to meet a native author and discuss his newly published book, titled “Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South.” After Canady’s talk, books were available for purchase.

Beginning Monday, the Donald A. Bonner Rowland Library will change its operating hours. The branch will open at 2 p.m. Mondays through Friday.s On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the Rowland branch will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the library will be closing at 7:30 p.m. The new extended evening hours twice a week are being put in place to allow the community greater access to the library’s resources in the evenings.

On June 9, the Children’s Department will have the Sci-Fri S.T.E.M. program. If your child is interested in a hands-on approach to science, technology, mathematics or engineering, this program is designed for them. It begins at 4 p.m. in the Lumberton branch and lasts about an hour. Children ages 8 to 12 are welcome to participate. We request an adult be present with his or her child or children. The program is scheduled for the second Friday of every month. We hope to see you there.

Toddler storytime will take place in Lumberton at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and June 13. Patrons get to hear a couple of fun stories read aloud by our children’s librarian, enjoy a few songs and then create a craft to accompany the story. Storytime events are a wonderful way to help promote your child’s love of reading at an early age.

Lego Club will continue all summer long every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the children’s room of the Lumberton library. Legos are provided by the library for children to use to express their creativity. Children may follow Lego instructions or simply create their own creation. Ages 4 and up are welcome to come play.

Don’t forget our summer reading program is right around the corner. Registration begins June 19. Patrons interested in participating may register at any of our seven branches. Our Summer Reading Kick-Off will be June 24 in Lumberton from 10 a.m. until noon. Stop by to register and enjoy the games and scavenger hunt in the library’s garden while you are here.

If your business has any vacancies or maybe you are searching for a new job, come see us on June 19 for a career fair at the library. The event will be located across the street from the Lumberton branch in the Osterneck Auditorium. It is a free event open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning at noon, workshops will be offered on interview skills and job search techniques. Businesses interested in attending should contact the library in advance.

If you have questions about any of our upcoming events, contact the library at 910-738-4859 or visit us online at

Paula Walton

Contributing columnist

Paula Walton is the outreach librarian for Robeson County Public Library.

Paula Walton is the outreach librarian for Robeson County Public Library.

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