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By: Leah Tietje-Davis - Contributing columnist

Trees are blossoming, flowers have sprouted, and spring programming at Robeson County Public Library is in full bloom.

Celebrate spring with us by attending fun and free programs for all ages.

We are excited to partner with the Cape Fear Council Boy Scouts of America to offer a genealogy merit badge program on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Scouts will have an opportunity to work on their family tree, start a timeline, as well as view research resources online. Interested scouts may register for the program by contacting Matthew Bull at 910-395-1100, emailing [email protected] or registering online at www.capefearcouncilbsa.org.

Help the library celebrate National Library Week’s 60th anniversary. This year’s theme is “Libraries Lead.” We would love to hear stories from our patrons about how libraries have impacted your life. You can share your story on our Facebook page or email it directly to [email protected] and we’ll post it.

Don’t forget. The Robeson County Public Library’s second annual Spring Book Sale will be next week, featuring a great selection of donated materials in good condition. Shop ‘til you drop April 10 and April 12 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and April 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You’re sure to find great books for you, your kids, your students and your neighbors. Every dollar raised at this book sale will support the St. Pauls Public Library renovation project. We greatly appreciate the community’s support!

Robeson County Public Library will also be celebrating National Library Week by forgiving library fines on overdue materials. We would love to reconnect with you. To take advantage of Fine Forgiveness week, please visit the library April 9 to April 14 or call us at 910-738-4859. Replacement costs for lost or damaged materials are not included in this event.

Mark your calendars for the North Carolina Science Festival Star Party on Saturday, April 21, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Osterneck Auditorium and Exploration Station. We are excited to partner with the Robeson Planetarium and Science Center and the Robeson County Partnership for Children to host this free event featuring an exoplanet lecture, stargazing, and fun space activities. All ages are welcome. For any questions, please call 910-738-6767. The Statewide Star Party is an initiative of the N.C. Science Festival and is made possible by the generous grant support of the North Carolina Space Grant.

Happy spring and we look forward to seeing you at one of our library locations soon.

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Leah Tietje-Davis

Contributing columnist

Leah Tietje-Davis is the Adult Services librarian for the Robeson County Public Library.

Leah Tietje-Davis is the Adult Services librarian for the Robeson County Public Library.