As the summer begins to slip away and we prepare for another school year, I encourage all parents to equip their child with the best school supply possible. It’s free. It doesn’t take up much space. You won’t need to replace batteries or charge it up. It even provides help for all curriculum subjects. Set your child up for success by signing them up for a library card.
A Robeson County Public Library card works at all seven of our locations and the bookmobile. Up to 25 items may be checked out at a time. Children can load up on their favorite fairytales, learn about volcanoes, travel across the world and figure out those tricky math problems with tips from books checked out at the library. It’s easy to sign up for a library card. A parent or legal guardian must present their photo ID with proof of local address and fill out the form for their child. The child must be present at registration and there is no minimum age to sign up. The theme from National Library Week earlier this year was “Libraries Transform.” We want our library to help transform your child’s education and grow their love of learning.
Fall story times will begin on Sept. 12. Our Youth Services staff will travel around the county to share stories, songs and crafts with young readers. Please visit our website for a full schedule.
The first Career Development workshop will be hosted Monday at the Pembroke Public Library. Drop in for one-on-one help with Microsoft Office Word from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This workshop will also be offered on Aug. 17 at the Lumberton Library from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. and on Aug. 22 at the St. Pauls Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Leah Tietje-Davis will lead the workshops. This is just the first installment in a series of workshops that will conclude in June 2017. This program 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 State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Please visit RobesonCountyLibrary.org for more library news and program calendars.
Katie Fountain is the director of the Robeson County Public Library.