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Last Updated: Nov 25, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Thanksgiving Closings

The Main Library and the Broadway branch will be closed Thursday, November 26th through Sunday, November 29th.  We will reopen Monday, November 30th.


Art Display

Jane Barefoot Rochelle, an artist from the Triangle, creates collaged paintings using paper that is lovingly painted, torn, and placed in her artwork. She has been featured locally at the Visual Art Exchange (Downtown Raleigh) and Broad Street Cafe (Durham). Her artwork was also displayed at the Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway over the Summer. Currently, she has work displayed at Seven Sisters Gallery in Black Mountain. One of the very special and unique additions to Jane's collages is that she includes papers or documents provided by her client. Whether it's journals, hand written notes, cards, or paper clippings, Jane takes these personal effects and features them in her paintings.

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November events

November Story Times

“Pajama Day!” was held Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5.There will be no Story time on Wednesday, November 11, in observation of Veterans Day. Colors!’ wll be our theme for Thursday, November 12. "Thanksgiving!” will be our theme for Wednesday, November 18, and Thursday, November 19.There will be no Story Time due to the library closure Thursday - Saturday November 26 - 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Lee Reader Book Club

The Lee Reader Book Club will meet on November 17 at 6:30 at the Suzanne Reeves library at 107 Hawkins Ave. in Sanford, N.C. The name of November’s book is “Ordinary Grace” by William Krueger.


2015 List of Health Resources by the Lee County Health Department


Home Grown ebooks


This Fiscal Year Lee County Library will contribute $300 to the consortium  which has raised $42,500 to date to buy new NC e-books for 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.


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!


Book Review

See Me by Nicolas Sparks. Grand Central Publishing, 2015.  490 pages, $19.99

Nicholas Sparks, a NC author, breaks new ground with his first thriller novel. Main character Colin Hancock, is doing a life makeover vowing not to let his past interfere with his plans for the future. He is a student in college trying to earn his teaching degree. He has a narrow focus in life just now trying to stay on the straight and narrow and the last thing he needs is a romantic relationship.  A chance encounter with Maria Sanchez changes all of that. She is haunted by a traumatic past. After some harrowing incidents which threaten Maria, the new romantic relationship is tested. Emotion, suspense, and overcoming crisis are the building blocks for a Hollywood movie. Nicholas is currently on a book tour and he lives in New Bern, NC.



Children's Book Review

Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean (Author, Illustrator) Hardcover, 32 pagesPublished July 21st 2015 by HarperCollins Age: 5-8

Pete the Cat takes on the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins" in New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat.  Join Pete the Cat as he rocks out to this cool adaptation of the classic Halloween song "Five Little Pumpkins." Your children will be repeating the lines over and over.

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Welcome to the Lee County Library!

The Lee County Library operates two libraries, with the main collection at the Suzanne Reeves Library, located in downtown Sanford at 107 Hawkins Avenue, near its intersection with Carthage Street.  The one-story brick building is just three blocks east of U.S. 421 located on on U.S. 15-501 Business, which is Hawkins Avenue.  Free parking is available.

A branch library is located at 206 South Main Street in Broadway, N.C. The library catalog is now online and can be accessed at home.  Patrons can search for books, review their account and place holds at home. The main library building at 107 Hawkins Avenue  provides wireless access (Wi-Fi hotspot) to the Internet.  Ask at the front desk for login information.  This service is only available during business hours. Books in spanish, dual language children's books and adult literacy materials are available for checkout at the Main Library.  We provide books, DVDs, a public computer lab, and a wealth of online research resourcess to both help inform and entertain library patrons.

The mission of the Lee County Library is to encourage exploration of new ideas, support educational core curriculum initiatives and early childhood literacy; enhance the economic vitality of the region through workforce development, strengthen the community and enrich the quality of life for all by providing cultural, technological, and informational programming and materials.



New Titles At the Library




New Titles at the Library for November 2015



A Banquet of Consequences – Elizabeth George

Christmas Bells – Jennifer Chiaverini

Corrupted – Lisa Scottoline

The Crossing – Michael Connelly

Dark Corners – Ruth Rendell

Depraved Heart – Patricia Cornwell

The Japanese Lover – Isabel Allende

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto – Mitch Albom

Naughtier Than Nice – Eric Jerome Dickey

Playing With Fire – Tess Gerritsen

Slick 2 – Brenda Hampton

The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine – Alexander McCall Smith


And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Carolinas: Getting Started Garden Guide – Toby Bost

A Common Struggle – Patrick J. Kennedy

Deep South – Paul Theroux

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things – Jenny Lawson

In This Together – Ann Romney

A More Perfect Union – Ben Carson

North Carolina Aviatrix: Viola Gentry – Jennifer Bean Bower

The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving – Lee Buttala

The Up South Cookbook – Nicole A. Taylor

Village of Immigrants: Latinos in An Emerging America – Diana R. Gordon

The Witches: Salem, 1692 – Stacy Schiff

Juvenile Fiction

Ellray Jakes the Recess King! - Sally Warner

Finding the Music - Jennifer Torres (Bilingual)

I Love You To The Moon and Back - Amelia Hepworth (Bilingual Board Book)

Mal’s Spell Book (Disney Descendants) - adapted by Tina McLeef

Peppa Pig Day at the Museum, Candlewick Entertainment

Sunday Shopping - Sally Derby

Viva Frida - Yuyi Morales (Bilingual)

Water Rolls, Water Rises -Pat Mora (Bilingual)

Westly, A Spider’s Tale -Bryan Beus

Juvenile Non-fiction:

Goodnight Songs, A Celebration of the Seasons - Margaret Wise Brown (Book & CD)

Poems in the Attic - Nikki Grimes

Young Adult

Hit - Delilah Dawson

Joyride -Anna Banks

The Last Leaves Falling - Sarah Benwell

Never Always Sometimes - Adi Alsaid

Tracked - Jenny Martin

Written in the Stars - Aisha Saeed


The Gift

Jurassic World

The Longest Ride

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl



San Andreas


Testament of Youth


Wild Horses




Your Library Account

Click here to access your library account!

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


November Holiday Library Closings

 The libraries will be closed Thursday -  Saturday, November 26-28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


eBooks from Overdrive

e-iNC Overdrive eBook Collection:

The Lee County Public Library is now participating in  Overdrive's Ebook and Audiobook collections. 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!


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Thank you!

Thank you to, a division of Static Control Inc., for the tour of their facility and donation of a Cube 3D  printer.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library volunteers Jordan Minter and Nathan McGehee who moved 275 boxes of book sale books.

Sincere kudos to the people who volunteered from the Master Gardners to help do the landscaping outside the library. The grounds look beautiful. Lee County Library won a $5000 EZ Online Edge Technology grant to purchase technology items. With this funding, Lee County Library will install 60 mbps bandwidth internet connectivity, four additional wi-fi access points in the main library, two new desktop towers, and two e-reader/tablets. These funds come from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and are administered by the NC Department of Cultural Resources and the State Library of N.C.

Lee County Library is thankful to the for the LSTA EZ Literacy and Lifelong Learning grant grant  to purchase 20 laptops, a smartboard, 10 tables, 20 computer mice and licenses for software. The library partnered with JobLink and the Enrichment Center to provide beginner computer classes on how to use a computer, set up an email, do a resume, fill out an online job application and attach the resume. Classes will be beginning soon.

Thank you to the Friends of the Lee County Library for providing the $6,000 for e-books for the fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015. They donated funds for the purchase an art gallery hanging system, ear buds, and a DVD/CD cleaning machine.They sponsor author programs, SRP performers and prizes for Quiz Bowl.

Much appreciation is extended to Kim Fields for her donation of 80 new books on Autism and Asperger's syndrome.

Many thanks to JJ's Place Greenhouse for the donation of impatiens flowers and center plant  for the large wooden container on the brick walkway to the Lee County Library at 107 Hawkins Ave.


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 Lee County. All information is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day. Lee County 211 is staffed with agents who speak several languages.


Free Children's ebooks

I See Colors


Click on the link below. 

Then click on a book to open it.

If your device has sound you can also hear the book by clicking on Narration.

Narration is available in several languages besides English.
Tip:  You must click the play button and the sound symbol for each page.



Disaster Preparedness - Are you Ready?


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