Lee County Library will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, 2017 for the Memorial Day Holiday.
The newly designed website is available at https://e-inc.overdrive.com/ . 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.
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.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States. This total eclipse will occur midday between noon and 1:00 pm. The sky will darken like twilight. The path of totality will only be visible on a track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Other areas will see a partial eclipse. No other country will get to see the total eclipse this time. Star_Net, states the The Space Science Institute (SSI) was awarded a grant from the Moore Foundation together with grants from Google, Beth and Gordon Moore Foundation, NASA @ My Library, and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement providing 2 million FREE safety eclipse glasses and resources. Lee County Library was selected to distribute the glasses after providing programs about eclipse safety.
The materials for the solar eclipse should arrive the first week in June and the special glasses will be handed out at the library programs. The program dates in June, July, and August have not been set yet but will be advertised in the newspaper and on our website, www.leecountync.gov/library . The library will do programs about eclipses and safety. The public should attend a program to learn how to safely view an eclipse before receiving the special glasses Looking at a solar eclipse with the naked eye or with regular sunglasses will cause eyesight damage or blindness just like now we should not look at the sun directly. Plan to use safety eclipse glasses. For a list of the 10 best places to view the total eclipse visit https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/best-places-to-view/ In NC, the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the top ten places. Learn more about eclipses at www.livescience.com/32671-whats-a-solar-eclipse.html .
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!
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? Use you credit/debit card @ the library.
Look under the heading Youth Services for dates and Summer Reading Program information!
Money to Burn by Bill Brown. CreateSpace Publishing, 2017. 245 pages, $13.00
Based on actual events that occurred in the author’s hometown in eastern North Carolina, Money to Burn is a fiction novel that begins with the vicious murder of a young woman and follows an ingenious counterfeiting scheme. The trail of phony money became the startup capital for a small local bank in North Carolina. Eventually, the scheme culminates in a disastrous monetary crisis. The author tells the shocking backstory that follows two men, Edward Cain, businessman turned counterfeiter, and Mr. Jones, a financial operative who, motivated by his desire for revenge, helps the Bank attain incredible success. Financial education is a hot topic these days and after reading this book you will want to become familiar with the 2016 Bank Annual Report posted by the NC Commissioner of Banks. The report may be accessed at: http://www.nccob.org/Public/News/NRPubAndResearch.aspx . You might ask the question, “How financially stable is my bank?" Bill Brown, a NC writer, owned and published the Carolina Financial Times, a weekly newspaper. He co-founded the Waffle Shoppe restaurant chain, was president and shareholder of a company that did satellite imagery, and developed commercial real estate sites across the state.
Check our website for the upcoming date of Bill Brown's author program to be held soon at Lee County Library.
Circle by Dave Eggers. Vintage Books, $17.00. 497 pages, 2014.
Eggars novel imitates life in the world of technology. Character Mae Holland works for the Circle, the internet company known and used by the entire world. Mae feels she’s has hit the jackpot of great jobs. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the high tech office spaces, the dining facilities, the residential dorms for those who work late nights, she is thrilled with what this company offers. Employees have late night parties with famous rock stars providing the music. There are a multitude of offered. Employees are treated to brunches. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world. Mae’s life outside the campus grows detached. A strange encounter with an associate leaves her upset. Her role at the Circle becomes public very quickly. What begins as the fascinating story of one woman’s career chase soon becomes a nonstop novel of suspense. The reader is left raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of knowledge for humanity.
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.
An online genealogy resources class will be held on Tuesday May 23, 2017 10-11:15 am. Join us for an informative session about Ancestry Library and HeritageQuest searches in the library. Call the library to register.