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Please note... The Lee County Library System is completely OUT of Solar Eclipse Glasses.  

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

Children's ebooks pre-K to 4th grade are now available on NC KIDS DIGITAL. 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.

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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Solar Eclipse Main Event! August 21 starting at 1pm



Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse

at Lee County Library!

On August 21 at 1:00 the eclipse will start and we are having a party!  Join us for icy treats!  Bring a cereal box and learn how to make pinhole viewers.  We will have safety solar viewing glasses on hand to borrow.

Events will be:

1:30 Learn to make pinhole viewers!  Bring your own cereal box to participate

2:00 Learn about the history of eclipses through time

2:44 The main event!  95% total eclipse!  We will have safety solar viewing glasses on hand to borrow!


Solar Viewing glasses will be available to borrow during this event. 


If you are traveling outside of Sanford perhaps somewhere within the path of totality, and you want to have your own glasses, please check Lowe's Home Improvement stores and Wal-Mart!


Money as You Grow books are here!

Lee County Library is participating in the Money as You Grow program sponsored by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The Money as You Grow program is a family financial education program that uses children's books to help families learn key money concepts through reading, play, and quiet one-on-one talks.

Each book in this collection has a reading guide you can take home and keep!  If you are among the first to visit this collection you can get a folder and stickers, too!

The books are a permanent part of our collection and are easy to identify with a green "M" sticker across the top of the spine of the book.  Visit us today to learn more about the program!

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!

Grant Writing Classes!

Learn about how to find and write Grants!

On August 16, Lee County Library will host a Grant Writing Program. Participants will learn where to look for money and how to write grants for their non-profits, government agencies or anyone interested in learning how grants are done.

Our host, Irene Smith, is involved with many local charities and has raised a lot of money for them through her grant writing know-how.

The program will be in the Library at 10am on August 16. Interested participants please visit us at the library and sign up!

Ancestry Classes

An online genealogy resources class will be held on Tuesday August 22, 2017 10 am. Join us for an informative session about Ancestry Library searches in the library. Visit or call the library to register.

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 6:00 pm at the Lee County Library at 107 Hawkins Ave. in Sanford. This book club reads both fiction and nonfiction books. 

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.

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