Libraries are more about doing than borrowing — more about connecting than simply plugging in — and your local librarian is your expert guide. Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation.
Visit Robeson County public libraries April 9-15 during National Library Week and participate in the library’s community awareness campaign, called Love Your Library. Stop in for a quick snapshot using our Instagram booth with any book you love. Tag your ‘grams #robesoncountypubliclibrary #shelfie #ilovelibraries with @rcpllibrary on Instagram to participate. We’ll repost our favorites.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. This is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.
Our career development program aims to help people improve their workplace computer skills, create resumes, search for jobs and apply for jobs online. Job search technique classes will be offered in Fairmont on April 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Rowland on April 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This grant is made possible through funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Library of North Carolina, a division of the state Department of Cultural Resources.
Computer Basics classes will be offered this Wednesday and Wednesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the MacLean room at the library. These classes are designed for computer novices and provide basic computer terminology, a review of the parts of a computer, and information about using the keyboard and mouse. Additional topics are scheduled on a monthly basis.
If you exhausted your supply of books over winter — refresh your collection at our first Spring Book Sale featuring all donated materials in good condition. Sale hours will be April 11, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.; April 12, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and April 13, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Items will be priced starting at 50 cents for audiovisual, massmarket paperbacks, and children’s books; $1 for trade paperbacks; and $2 for hardback books. Every dollar raised supports the Robeson County Public Library.
The library is excited to offer readers in Robeson County access to our digital library via Overdrive at https://e-inc.overdrive.com. Additionally, NC Kids Digital Library has more than 1,000 titles available all the time under the Never Ending Read tab using Overdrive at https://nckids.overdrive.com. Are you new to Overdrive and want to learn more about how to borrow and enjoy digital titles from the library? Visit the MacLean room on April 20 between 2 and 4 p.m. for one-on-one help from our friendly librarians. Bring your questions and tablet or mobile device.
Libraries transform lives every day. Visit Robeson County Public Library and open a world of possibilities.
Leah Tietje-Davis is the Adult Services Librarian for the Robeson County Public Library.