New books at Robeson County Public Library make for great summer reading

Leah Tietje-Davis - Contributing columnist
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Whether you’re planning on taking a beach vacation this summer or just want to unwind with a good read in the comfort of your own home, the Robeson County Public Library has plenty of great books for some literary TLC.

Check out these new releases today: “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins, “16th Seduction” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, “Against all Odds” by Danielle Steel, or “The Fix” by David Baldacci.

Our technology intensive workforce development project is drawing to a close in June. The final program will be instruction in Microsoft Office Publisher at all affiliate locations in Robeson County. Remaining programs will be in Red Springs on June 6 at 2:30 p.m., Fairmont on June 14 at 2:30 p.m., and finally Rowland on June 21 at 2:30 p.m. Over the course of the 2016-17 budget year we have offered 12 distinct career development programs at the library, with quarterly technology outreach programs implemented at all affiliate locations in Robeson County. These programs have provided computer and job skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults.

Robeson County Public Library is playing host to a career fair in the Osterneck Auditorium on June 19 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is an opportunity for people to interact and connect with employers in person, learn about open positions, and apply on the spot. Speak with representatives and hiring managers from local businesses, including BB&T, Coldwell Banker Premier Team Realty, DeC 9 Career Management Service, Marines, McDonald’s, NC Works, Southeastern Community and Family Services, Southeastern Community Health Services, Springhill Suites, The Staffing Alliance, State Employees Credit Union, and others. In addition to prospective employers, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Career Center will be available for resume writing tips and assistance. Workshops are available between noon and 3 p.m. with topics on job search techniques, interview skills, and more. Please dress professionally and bring an updated resume.

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.

“Build a Better World” is the theme of the library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program. Patrons are invited to try something new this summer, be it at home, in the community, throughout the country, and around the globe. Read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and learn about new places.

Join us on June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon for our Summer Reading kickoff event in the garden (weather permitting) beside the library. We’ll have a fun-filled morning of outdoor games and activities for children of all ages, including hula hoops, chalk art, bubbles, and more. Don’t miss out on the library scavenger hunt.

Pick up a flier at the library, check out our website at, or call us at 910-738-4859 for more information.

Kick back, put your feet up, and get lost in a great book from your local library. Robeson County Public Library locations will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. If you haven’t already, explore our user-friendly digital materials online 24/7 at


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.