First Posted: 7/25/2010
I am writing this article from Tybee Island, Ga. My children and I have been spending a wonderful week at the beach. I get to sit on my balcony and listen to the waves crash on the shore. Almost every day I have been at the pool watching my children play in the water; sometimes I join in. We walk the beach every night and listen to the DJ play music on the pier. Its a great way to relax after the hectic month Ive had.
Speaking of fantastic destinations, the Robeson County Public Library has started a Travel Club. Our first meeting proved to be very successful. A little more than 20 people showed up interested in going on cultural trips. There will be a mixture of trips. Some may be a day trip to Raleigh visiting the museums and having a nice dinner out. Other trips may be overnight excursions to possibly Charleston, S.C., or the trips could be longer, such as a week-long trip to another state or even possibly to Europe or a cruise. The good thing about this club is that you dont have to go on every trip. You can pick and choose which ones you would be interested in. Another good thing about this group is that you can go on these trips without worrying about driving there. Leave the driving to the professionals. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 if you are interested in seeing what we have in store for the coming year.
The children and teen summer reading program is still going strong. Bill has storytimes and scavenger hunts planned for this week. You dont want to miss it! Then, on Friday at the Carolina Civic Center, the library will be presenting Surfs Up at 10 a.m. and Cirque du Freak at 2 p.m. These movies are free to the public. The concession stand will be open if you want to purchase popcorn, candy or a drink.
I have been thinking about starting some adult programs at the library such as a Book-to-Movie club where everyone reads the book then watches the movie based on the book. The group gets together and discusses the differences, likes and dislikes. I also thought about starting an adult craft club. Each month the group gets together and learns how to do a new craft (such as knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, duplicate stitch, quilting, etc.) If you are interested, please let me know or stop by and join us! These events will start in late August or early September. We have to get through Summer Reading first!
Im still interested in starting the Literacy Council. I have been in touch with the North Carolina Literacy Council in hopes of finding out how to get started without reinventing the wheel. If anyone is interested in helping spread literacy in this county, please contact me.
I would like to thank all of the businesses who helped support the summer reading program, including Golden Corral, the Village Station, Andys, Taco Bell, Mr. Ps Skate World, Bojangles, and Hardees.
Tina Stepp is the director at the Robeson County Public Library and can be reached at 738-4859 or [email protected]