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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Join the FOL for $5.00 in January and pick out one free book sale book

Individuals who pay the $5.00 Friends of the Library membership at the library  in January 2017 may select one free book sale book from the large selection.


Looking for LEGO Blocks

Lee County Library is looking for LEGO blocks. If you have any LEGO blocks hanging around the house in closets or under the bed, please consider donating them to the library. We are hoping to build our collection so we can have monthly "Build with Lego" Programs. Please contact Delisa at 718-4665 if you have a question.

AncestryLibrary edition Free Class Tuesday Feb. 21st 9:30-10:30 am

Call to register for a free class being held Thursday, January 19, 2016 10-11:15 am to learn how to use AncestryLibrary in the library.

Come to the Suzanne Reeves Library or the Broadway Library and access online genealogy databases using Ancestry library edition. Search through millions of census, immigration, military and vital records easily with inputting your family names. Birth, Marriage and Death records are included. You can print information or save to a flash drive. This database can only be used in the library.

Heritage Quest is also available to library patrons.

Begin searching your family tree today!


Library Calendar of Events



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Book Review



A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman, Washington Square Press, 2015. $26.00, 337 pages.


Ove, the main character, has rigid principles, hardfast routines, and a short fuse. Neighbors call him "bitter." What caused Ove to be bitter and why does he never smile. Therein lies the story.

The magical novel unfolds when a talkative young couple with two lively young daughters move in next door and inadvertently flatten Ove’s mailbox while backing up the truck. it is the preface to a funny and heartwarming tale of frowzy cats and an unexpected friendship. The scientific art of backing up a U-Haul was the catalyst. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local homeowner’s association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the irate old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. This first novel by a Swedish blogger will charm you from beginning to end. By Susan Benning


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.


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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!


Lee Readers Book Club

Lee Readers meets on the third Tuesday of each month  at 6:30 pm in the conference room at the Lee County Library.



2016 List of Health Resources by the Lee County Health Department




Upcoming events @ the Library

In coordination with the Lee County Enrichment Center, the library will sponsor a monthly service desk to answer questions, and provide information regarding the various services and programs offered at the Center. This service and information desk will be located near the checkout counter, on the second Monday of each month. The next visit will be Jan. 9, at 9:00 am.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 pm, the Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will have their annual Ancestors, Antiques & Artifacts, “Show and Tell” program. The public is invited to attend and to bring an interesting family heirloom, photo or item handed down by ancestors. Share your story or just listen to others. It is sure to be a fun evening for everyone.



Lee County Library  now offers one-on-one “Book-a-Librarian” basic training. Please call to schedule a time with the librarian to learn:

Navigating the internet

Using social media

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.  


What is New @ the Library

Online payments now accepted!

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     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.  

     Click here to pay online!



Need to fax or scan a document?

    FaxScan24 allows patrons to use their credit card to
    send a fax or scan a document to their 
    personal email.  Patrons can buy a two page fax card
    for $2.75 at the front desk.  





With NCknows, you can connect to a librarian through your computer at any time. By typing messages back and forth, we will be able to give you answers, articles and more. It's easy and safe. Ask NCKNows is open 24/7 except for Sat/Sun midnight-8am and most of the public and university libraries in the State of N.C. participate.

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Welcome to Lee County Library

 Be engaged and enlightened

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. Call us at 919-718-4665.A branch library is located at 206 South Main Street in Broadway, N.C.  Call the Broadway branch at  919 258-6513. Wi-Fi is available at both locations. The library catalog is now online and can be accessed at home.  

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  


Chasing Shadows—Karen Harper

Blood Mirror—Brent Weeks

Victoria—Daisy Goodwin

Ill Met by Murder—Elizabeth Duncan

Nest—Terry Goodkind

Egg Drop Dead—Laura Childs

The Seventh Plague—James Rollins

How Will I Know You?—Jessica Treadway

Out of Bounds—Val McDermid

Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance—Mark Greaney


The Rain in Portugal—Billy Collins

Our Revolution—Bernie Sanders

Settle for More—Megyn Kelly

Time Travel: A History—James Gleick

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy—Mike Love and James S. Hirsch

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and A Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran—Barry Meier

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy—Cathy O’Neil

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britains’s Secret Special Forces Unit that Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War—Ben Macintyre

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms—Tim Tebow

Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four  Years in the White House—Elizabeth Keckley and Dolen Perkins-Valdes

Juvenile Fiction:

My Grandparents Love Me – Claire Freedman and Judi Abbot

The Thank You Book - Mo Willems

Hannah and Sugar – Kate Berube

Explorers of the Wild – Cale Atkinson

Peppa Pig and the Little Train – Neville Astley

Pirate’s Perfect Pet – Beth Ferry

Return – Aaron Becker

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles – Michelle Cuevas

Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle – N.D. Wilson

Change Up- Derek Jeter

Judy Moody and the Bucket List – Megan McDonald

Hardy Boys Clue Book: Water-ski Wipeout – Franklin W. Dixon

Pete’s Dragon: The Lost Years – Elizabeth Rudnick

Robots Rule the School – Ada Hopper

Full of Beans – Jennifer L. Holm

Fish in A Tree – Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Juvenile Non-fiction:

Art Works Series for Young Children – Carolyn Scrace

Drawing Monsters

Drawing Fairies and Mermaids

Drawing Robots

 Drawing Things That Go

Drawing Dinosaurs

Drawing Animals

Young Adult:   

Still a Work in Progress – Jo Knowles

The Last Boy and Girl in the World – Siobhan Vivian

This is Where it Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

Paper and Fire – Rachel Caine

The Edge of the Light – Elizabeth George

This Savage Song – Victoria Schwal


Independence Day Resurgence



Band of Robbers

Nine Lives

Hell or High Water

Bad Moms

Deep Web

Café Society


X-Men Apocalypse


The Walking Dead Season 6

The Royal Tenenbaums

Thor: The Dark World

Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron


Our Kind of Traitor

Blood Father

Swiss Army Man

The Legend of Tarzan

Ghostbusters (2016)



Give a Gift that Keeps on Giving


If you have someone on a gift list and have no clue what to buy them. Consider  donating funds to buy a book in their honor.  A plaque will be placed in the front of the book with the name of the recipient and the giver. This is a wonderful way to remember someone and give a gift that others can share. A donation of  $20.00 dollars will allow the library to purchase a fiction book and  $30.00 will purchase a nonfiction book.


Memorials can also be made for loved ones who have recently died. The plaque will honor the loved one and state the name of the giver. The subject of the book can be tailored to the interests of the loved one. Please make your check out to the Lee County Library and provide the information for the plaque.

 Contact the library for more information at 919-718-4665.



eBooks from Overdrive

e-iNC Overdrive eBook Collection:

Look for the newly designed website soon.

Coming soon.... The General Assembly funded $200,000 worth of downloadable children's e-books that can accessed using your library card.

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!


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!


Resume & Cover Letter Class

Where Do I Start?Creating Resumes and Cover Letters to Apply for Jobs


An hour-long session covering the do’s and don’ts of creating a resume and cover letter. You’ll learn the basics of formatting a resume and cover letter, types of information to include, and why a resume and cover letter are important to employers. Gain an edge in your pursuit of employment!


Contact Robert at 919-718-4665.


January 2017 Lee County Library Newsletter


Home Grown ebooks


An additional 1,000 e-books have been added to this collection.

 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.



Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Did you know dragons love tacos. They lgobble down all kinds... chicken tacos, beef tacos - large and small tacos.  So if you want to invite dragons to your party, you should plan to serve lots of tacos. But please be very careful.  If a dragon eats too much salsa  especially spicy salsa . . . then there will be some hot trouble.





Thank You!

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for the donation of a large wall clock for the library and for contributing funds for part of the LSTA Edge Special Projects grant which will allow the library to have two self-service check out machines when completed. The Friends of the Library also  paid for new conference room chairs, the laminator, the performers for the Summer Reading Program, prizes for the NC Local History Quiz Bowl, refreshments and chess games.

Be Ready for Tax Season


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