W.B. Yeats wrote, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” While the back-to-school moment can be bittersweet as summer ends, the Robeson County Public Library is anticipating all the wonderful new programs and returning events on the horizon for September. Though we are a bit sad to see summer end, the coming fall is a time of invigoration and partnerships between the library and our community.
First up we have our Fall Children’s Programming Launch with storyteller Rodger Ellingwood, which will take place inside the Children’s Room in Lumberton at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12.
We’re so excited to welcome Ellingwood, who is one of many storytellers visiting libraries across the state as part of 100 Counties, a project sponsored by the North Carolina Storytelling Guild. We know it will be an amazing storytelling experience and look forward to seeing you all.
The Positive Parenting program is a project shared between Robeson County Public Library and Robeson County Partnership for Children. The program is a bilingual learning experience for parents that will be held inside the Osterneck Auditorium in September.
Children 3 years old and younger can be accompanied by parents to the event. Children 4 to 12 years old will meet at Exploration Station for a Kids Literacy Camp that will run alongside the Positive Parenting class. If you have any questions about the event or want to know more, call the Robeson County Partnership for Children at 910-738-6767.
Additionally, the library staff is thrilled to announce the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale. The book sale will take place from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26 inside the Osterneck Auditorium. Times and item prices will be announced soon.
The Friends of the Library group has annually held this fundraiser for the library and we are so grateful for all its support during the event and throughout the year.
Water in a pail can stagnate, but a fire has the ability to spread and climb. As August winds down and September marches in, the librarians invite new and returning patrons to join us as we fan the flames of new ideas, new programs and new partnerships.
Nothing is more exciting, more encouraging and more wonderful than a community coming together to learn, grow and have fun in the process. See you soon.
Ruth L. Link is the Youth Services librarian for the Robeson County Public Library. She can be reached at 910-738-4859 or at [email protected]