Pool parties, backyard barbecue, family road trips, and beach adventures — summer is officially here.
This summer, take an exciting musical journey with the Robeson County Public Library. The Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock, is in full swing. This free reading program is open to all ages and runs through Aug. 11. Children are encouraged to spend 20 minutes a day reading, while adults have a bingo card with five reading activities to complete. Be sure to visit your local library to sign up and earn prizes just for reading.
The Robeson County Public Library has several rockin’ programs planned to showcase how music can inspire us, impact our everyday lives, and foster a relationship between music and reading. Make plans to attend Big Bang Boom! on July 13 at 11 a.m. in the Osterneck Auditorium. A second show will take place at 2 p.m. at Pembroke Public Library. This high-energy children’s band hails from Greensboro and performs parent-friendly rock music for all ages. Bring your rockin’ moves for this fun and interactive performance. Groups larger than 10 people should register by calling Lisa Bowden at 910-738-4859, Ext. 310.
Movie Monday starts at 3 p.m. Join us for a showing of the Disney animated film “Coco.” Popcorn and juice will be available during the PG rated, one-hour, 45-minute movie.
Annie Hubbard McEachern Public Library in St. Pauls has officially reopened. Stop in to see the refreshed space. Say hello to the branch manager, Joy, and the branch assistant, Patrick, and ask for a tour. Library hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Storytime in St. Pauls returns every Tuesday at 11 a.m.
We are happy to announce that effective Sunday, the Robeson County Public Library will offer increased borrowing limits. This is to celebrate our upcoming 50th anniversary in January. The board of trustees recently approved an updated borrower’s policy that features several improvements: borrow up to 50 items — this increased from 25 items — audiobooks increase to five at a time, and DVDs/Blu-rays increase to five at a time and are eligible for a one-week renewal. Nonresident cards will also be eligible to check out five items, instead of four items. Patron accounts will be able to carry up to $10 in charges before becoming blocked. The current balance allowed is $5. We hope that these changes will help our communities enjoy the libraries more fully.
No matter what your plans are, start your summer journey at Robeson County Public Library, and remember, Libraries Rock! Visit our website at www.RobesonCountyLibrary.org for a complete schedule of programs at all locations.
All Robeson County Public Libraries will be closed on Wednesday in observance of Independence Day.
Leah Tietje-Davis is the Adult Services librarian for the Robeson County Public Library.