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.
The newly designed website is available at https://e-inc.overdrive.com/ . The availability of each e-book 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 avaialbe through a LSTA grant and donations from NC public libraries.
The Lee County Public Library is now participating in Overdrive's e-book 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.
Online payments now accepted!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Moon Chosen: Tales of a New World 1 by P.C. Cast. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016. $18.99, 608 pages.
P.C. Cast’s new epic fantasy is set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth has been changed. Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her future forever. When an attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her alternate nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences an emotion she has never felt before.
Darkness is coming, and along with it, a destructive force. Mari must cast the shadows from the earth. By forming an alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny…and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.