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Library Closed for Easter Holiday









Lee County Library will be closed on Good Friday April 14th and Saturday April 15th for the Easter Holiday. 

NC READS - Lee County Library will hold many Summer Reading Programs June- July

e-Books from Overdrive and NC Kids Digital


e-iNC Overdrive eBook Collection and NC KIDS Digital

The newly designed website is available at . The availability of each ebook is clearly stated at the top of the book cover on the screen.

Children's ebooks pre-K to 4th grade are now available on NC KIDS DIGITAL via Overdrive. The General Assembly funded $200,000 worth of downloadable children's ebooks for grades pre-K  to 4th grade that can accessed using your library card and a device. Additional funding was made available through a LSTA grant and donations from NC public libraries.

The Lee County Public Library is now participating in Overdrive's ebook and Audiobook collections as part of e-iNC. Download ebooks and audiobooks to your computer, cell phone, iPod, or ebook reader (including Kindle). The collection includes current popular titles and will continue to grow each year.  You just need your library card number, PIN, and internet access to get started! It is easier than ever with our hosted proxy settings.

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Home Grown eBooks

Lee County Library and other libraries in the state have joined together with NC LIVE in a project called Homegrown eBooks. At least ten NC publishers are part of this launch project. Many eBooks written by NC authors are available. The books will have MARC records and be part of our catalog. For best results, users will need the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari. Chrome and Safari are available as free downloads. Users of other browsers are able to access the collection but may experience technical issues.

Access via the BiblioBoard Library App
The BiblioBoard Library app is available for iPad®, Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus tablets® and Galaxy Tab® (4.0+) mobile devices.
Step 1: Visit the BiblioBoard website using the NC LIVE link above. 
Step 2: Click on the yellow "tablet" link in the upper-right corner.
Step 3: Create your own user account.
Step 4:  Download the appropriate app and login using the account information created in step 3.

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Lee Reader Book Club

Come join the Lee Reader Book Club for a lively discussion of the chosen monthly book title. The club meets every month on the third Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the Lee County Library at 107 Hawkins Ave. in Sanford. This book club reads both fiction and nonfiction books. 

Learn Another Language for Free!

This tool is a great way to learn new languages for FREE!  This resource is provided by NC LIVE.  A Lee County Library card is required to access this resource.

English, Chinese, Spanish - Start learning today!

National Library Week April 9 - 15, 2017

Stop in and get a free library card. Check out all of the services Lee County Library offers from children's books to DVDs and audiobooks to free language  Pronounciator online classes. Sign up for a free computer class or Ancestry LibraryEdition class. Join our chess clubs or book club. Please call 919 718-4665 for more information. 

Author Event Wednesday April 26, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 pm



Please Join Us!

Wednesday April 26, 2017 6:00 -7:00 pm

Inspirational Author Program with Dion Wingate

Lee County Library Auditorium




Need Help With Technology Items? Book-a-Librarian

Lee County Library  now offers one-on-one “Book-a-Librarian” basic training. Please call to schedule a time with the librarian to learn:

Using social media

Navigating the internet

Setting up an email account

 Basic computer use and basic MS Office

Device assistance for e-readers, tablets, and smartphones

Connecting with the library’s digital materials – e-books, e-audio, and e-videos


Appointments should be made one week in advance and the session can last up to 30-45 minutes. You will need a valid Lee County Library card to make an appointment. A mutually convenient time will be set to “Book a Librarian” depending on the librarian's availability to tutor. Only daytime appointments Monday - Friday can be made at present.  Call 919 718-4665 to schedule an appointment. 


Online payments now accepted!

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     Lee County Library now accepts Mastercard, Visa, and
     Discover card payments for fines and fees for a small
     convenience fee. A charge card can be used for a
     convenience fee of $1.95 and a debit card can be used for a
     convenience fee of $1.00. Patrons can pay online from
     home or at the desk at the main library.  


Need to fax or scan a document?

Regional Quiz Bowl


Lee County Library will host the Regional Quiz Bowl on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church beside the library on Hawkins Ave. Come out to support your local winning team, Lee County High School. The library appreciates the sponsorship of the event by the Friends of the Library and the Sanford Herald. Many thanks to all of the volunteers that make the event possible by serving as a judge, Quiz Bowl Authority, Rotational Official, Scorekeepers and Timekeepers.

Does your child fall in the homework gap?

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Here you can view, renew your checked out items, or request a hold on materials!

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Book Review


The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday, 2017. $26.95, 314 pages.

The author has crafted another masterful story. In the story Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children are afraid because she is a sleepwalker. Annalee is completely unaware of what she is doing or where she is while in this state. Lianna, the oldest once pulled her back from the crag of the Gale River bridge. Searchers combs the neighboring woods. Her husband, Warren, returns home from a business trip. When the police discover a small piece of fabric from a nightshirt hanging from a tree branch, all seem convinced Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs'  Victorian home.  Lianna searches for answers. Why does the detective know so much about her mother?  This well written novel about parasomnia will keep you up late reading to the very end.    



Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, Algonquin, 400 pages. $16.95, 2016.

The author has woven a magical new fairy tale classic which has won the Newbery Medal Award. Each year in the Protectorate there is a day when the youngest baby is taken by the Elders and left in the forest to die, thus mollifying the witch who they think will destroy the village if not obeyed. Unbeknownst to the people, Xan, the witch is kindhearted. When she discovers the first baby left as a sacrifice, she has no idea why it has been abandoned. She rescues the infants, feeds each one starlight, and delivers the shining infants to adoptive parents who love and care for them. In one instance, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight along with starlight, filling her with magic. Xan is smitten with the beautiful baby girl, who has a crescent moon birthmark on her forehead, and chooses to raise her as her own child. The identity and presence of a true evil witch becomes apparent brings some twists to the story. The quick paced, highly inventive plot draws a numerous story lines together to form a web of characters, magic, and integrated lives. Spiritual overtones encompass much of the storytelling with love as the glue that holds it all together. 



Book Review



The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin. Random House, 36 pages. $17.99, 2015

The author has created a cute inspiring book  for youngsters. All parents with a new child want the best and most wonderful things for their child as this children’s book demonstrates. The word choices make the book easily accessible to preschoolers. Children are encouraged to be nice, smart, and adventurous, to take care of the small, and to help things grow The author’s oil paintings beautifully illustrate the book in an old Alice, Jerry, and Jip style reminiscent of the 1950’s.  Check out this book for a fun bedtime story.

211- Get Connected. Get Answers.;

Lee County now participates in the 211 Get Connected, Get Answers assistance system. This is currently the most comprehensive listing of services available to county residents. If Lee County residents need services for food, housing, employment, health care, child care, volunteer opportunities, crisis intervention, and/or legal assistance, the main source for assistance is via a 211 call to the 211 website, or United Way of LeeCounty. All information is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day. Lee County 211 is staffed with agents who speak several languages.

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