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Lee County Library System: Youth Services

Serving the communities of Lee County, North Carolina

Summer Reading Program


Toddlers/Preschoolers Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

June 14th- “Build A Better World With Art!” featuring Shirley Momero from Lee County Parks & Rec.

June 21st- “Build A Better World Through Music!” featuring Chad Spivey

June 28th- “Build A Better World With Animals!” featuring Lydia Robertson from San Lee Park

July 12th- “Home Sweet Home Story Time!” featuring Mrs. Delisa & Mrs. Sheneeta

July 19th-“Build A Better World  With Farm Animals... Puppet Show!”

July 26th- “It’s Party Time!” Featuring Sherise Kenderson and Party People Central (Program  at First Presbyterian Church)

Grades K– 3 Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

June 13th- “Build A Better World With Art!” featuring Shirley Momero from Lee County Parks & Recreation

June 20th- “Friend Adventure featuring Ronald McDonald

June 27th- “Build A Better World With Animals!” featuring Lydia Robertson from San-Lee Park

July 11th- “Build A Better Web!’ featuring Rags To Riches Theater  (Program will be held at the Lee County Arts Center)  

July 18th-  “Build A Better World Through Electricity!” featuring Central Electric Membership Corporation

July 25th-  “Build A Better World Through Technology!”featuring Robert Manzo and Jordan Minter


Grades 4 – 6 Thursdays at 2 p.m.

June 15th-  “Build A Better World With Magic & Ventriloquism!” featuring Don & Kathy Burns (Program will be held at First  Presbyterian Church)

June 22nd- “Build A Better World With Art!” featuring Shirley Momero from Lee County Parks & Rec.

June 29th- “Build A Better World Through Story Telling!” featuring Author Cassie Pope                                

July 13th- “Building Friendship featuring Kristan Shimpi, Membership Director for Girl Scouts

July 20th- “Build A Better World Through Martial Art!” featuring Ben Brooks from G - Force Karate

July 27th- “Build A Better World Through Technology!” featuring Robert Manzo and Jordan Minter


Youth Services

The Youth Services Department

About the Collection

There are more than 25,000 items in the library for children and teens, including audio books, DVDs, and magazines. Please let the youth services staff know about any suggestions you have for additions to the children's or young adult collections.

About 5,000 of the books in the Youth Collection are "Easy," or picture, books for parents to read aloud to and with young children. There are also a large number of readers for children beginning to read on their own, and "board books" for babies and toddlers.  

Youth Services Staff

Delisa Williams         718-4665 x.5484

Sheneeta Thomas   718-4665 x.5485

Services for Children

Children's Computer

Two computers has been installed for use by children ages 12 and younger. This computer has internet access and is loaded with a variety of games appropriate for children ages 3 to 12. Headphones are available for checkout from the front desk, or you may bring headphones from home. Parents and caregivers should plan to remain with their younger children while they use the computer.

Story Time for Young Children
From September through the end of April, the Lee County Public Library offers story time for toddlers and preschoolers at the Main Library. Programs last between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the age group, and may include stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, crafts, movement, and music. Unless otherwise announced, programs take place in the auditorium at the Main Library. Attendance is on a drop-in basis and no registration is required.

Toddler story time: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. for children up to age 3

Preschool story time: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. for children ages 3 to 6

 There are no story times during the months of May and August.

 From September through the end of April, the Lee County Public Library offers story time for toddlers and preschoolers at the Broadway Branch Tuesdays at 10 am. 

Helping your child get the most from story time

1) Be prompt: programs begin at the scheduled time. Plan to arrive a few minutes early so that your child doesn't miss any of the activities.

2) Be ready: Please turn off your cell phone or set it on the "vibrate" mode when you come into the auditorium. If you need to take a call, please leave the room.

3) Be realistic: Children's attention spans and moods vary widely. If your child becomes restless or upset, please take him or her out for a break and try returning in a minute or two. If your child isn't ready that day, come back next week. Your child will grow into story time as time goes by.

4) Be aware: Please keep tabs on your child during story time. Some wandering is inevitable, but we ask that you keep the enjoyment of the rest of the group in mind at all times.

Summer Reading Program

The Lee County Library offers a summer reading program each year from mid-June until early August. 

 For Teens

The Lee County Library offers a growing collection of books, audio books, and graphic novels for young adults ages 14 and up. This collection is located in a separate area, directly across from the adult large print fiction section. Please feel free to ask a staff member for help locating young adult materials. We also welcome your suggestions for purchase.

Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl is a tournament of general knowledge questions for high school-age students. Participating groups form teams of a minimum of four players, and practices take place at individual schools or within individual organizations. 

Children’s Outreach

Lee County Library offers outreach to Headstart, Even Start, and other selected daycare and preschool programs from September to April. Centers or groups visit the library at prearranged times for special story times. Librarians can also pre-select books for preschools and daycare centers; call  Delisa (ext. 5484) to arrange for this service.


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