What is Red Springs’ best kept secret? It just might be the McMillan Memorial Library. Located at 205 E. Second St., the library is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 2:30 until 6 p.m. Jackie Rentz and Ginny Batton maintain operations in the library with the help of Danielle Hickman. The staff welcomes you to visit the library and is available to help you find the information that you need.
Even though McMillan Memorial Library has been in operation for quite a while, it is new to the Robeson County Public Library System. As part of the system, the library’s books are now listed online in the catalog. Visit the library Website at www.robesoncountylibrary.org and click on the catalog tab on the menu bar. From there you can search for titles, manage your library account and place books on hold. Your library card grants you access to the books and DVDs in all of Robeson County’s libraries. Books checked out from any library can be returned to any other library in the system.
McMillan Memorial has five Internet access computers and one computer with Microsoft Office software available for use by the public at no charge. For the younger set, Robeson County Public Library’s Youth Service Librarian, Katie Huneycutt is hosting the Summer Reading Programs in Red Springs on Thursdays throughout the month of July starting at 4 p.m. This week, participants will hear stories, enjoy music, and make a craft to celebrate the theme of Dream Big — Read. Regular story times will resume in the fall.
McMillan Memorial has a collection of local history materials that boasts a Robeson County Cemetery index. Compiled in four volumes, it lists grave sites in all Robeson County Cemeteries. This little known resource is very helpful for those who are researching families in this area.
The library in Red Springs is an asset the whole community can be proud of. A special thanks go out to the hard working members of the McMillan Memorial board of trustees. They volunteer their time and expertise to manage all the necessary behind-the-scenes work that keeps the library operating.
Summer reading is sizzling throughout the county. Join us on Monday at 4 p.m. for the movie “Racing Stripes.” Parents must stay with children 8 years old and younger. “Night Owls” is the program theme for the week with stories, games and an owl craft. Teens are in for an “Evening of Relaxation” Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Osterneck Auditorium. Bring a towel or mat for a yoga session. For a craft, teens can create their own bath salts.
Catie Roche is the director of the Robeson County Public Library. You can reach her at email@example.com. Catie is reading “The Bird Sisters” by Rebecca Rasmussen.