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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Holiday Closing

The Lee County Library will be closed Friday April 3, 2015 and Saturday April 4, 2015 for the Easter Holiday.


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Library Calendar of Events


New Titles At the Library


12 Days – Alex Berenson

Alphabet House – Jussi Adler-Olsen

Beneath a Navajo Moon – Lisa Carter

Cold Betrayal – J.A. Jance

Double Fudge Brownie Murder – JoAnne Fluke

Harvest of Hope – Lauraine Snelling

Hush Hush – Laura Lippman

Last One Home – Debbie Macomber

Mightier Than the Sword – Jeffrey Archer

Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

Prodigal Son - Danielle Steel

Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler


Color of Grace – Bethany Haley Williams

Deliver Us: Three Decades of Murder and Redemption – Kathryn Casey

Every Day I Fight – Stuart Scott

Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press – James McGrath Morris

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America – Jill Leovy

It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Are: Life Lessons from Winners – Pat Williams

Reaper (The): Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers – Nicholas Irving

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder… – Bill Browder

Scary Close – Donald Miller

Start a Community Food Garden – LaManda Joy

Unveiled Wife: Embracing Intimacy with God and Your Husband – Jennifer Smith

Warrior’s Faith (A) – Robert Vera

Juvenile Fiction

House of Robots - James Patterson

Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles - (Candlewick Press)

Pete the Cat - Big Easter Adventure - James Dean

Princess in Black - Shannon Hale & Dean Hale 

Juvenile Non-fiction:

Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson

Princess Candy Complete Series (4 Graphic Novels) - Michael Dahl & Scott Nickel

Young Adult:

Dead to Me - Lisa Heathfield

Panic - Lauren Oliver

Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army -Georg Rauch


23 Blast

Before I Go to Sleep

Beyond the Lights

Giver (The)

John Wick

Middle of Nowhere


Theory of Everything

The Walking Dead Season 1 & 2

White Bird in a Blizzard






Entrepreneur Meetup April 7, 2015 4:30 - 7:00 pm



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 and sits 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.

A Spanish collection is on display at the Main Library.  

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.

We provide books, DVDs, a public computer lab, and a wealth of online research resourcess to both help inform and entertain library patrons.

Our Main Branch, the Suzanne Reeves Library on 107 Hawkins Avenue, is open six days a week.  Please click our "Locations & Hours" tab for hours.

There is a branch in Broadway at 206 S. Main Street.  It is open three afternoons a week. Please click our "Locations & Hours"  tab for hours.


Library News

The Lee County Library has a new Director!  

Meet Susan Benning.  She received her Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She is the former Director of the BHM Regional Library system that served three counties and eight branches.

Welcome Susan!


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.




Library News

 Lee Christian Wins 2015 Quiz Bowl!

In one of the closest final matches in recent memory, Lee Christian defeated Southern Lee in the finals of the 2015 Quiz Bowl on Saturday, January 31.  The final score came within 10 points!  Every team that participated this year had competitive, hard fought matches and all should be commended!   Lee Christian will be moving on to the Regionals in Greenville on March 28.   Thank you to the Sanford Herald for the photo!


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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Book Review

Burning Room by MIchael Connelly, $28.00 Little Brown and Company. 2014

Leave it to bestselling author Michael Connelly to come up with a new twist on a murder investigation. Main character Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner, Lucia Soto take on an open unsolved shooting case committed nine years earlier when the victim suddenly dies from complications from the bullet lodged in his spine. Evidence is slim to none but the two detectives tackle the open case with renewed vigor. The shooting and murder has big political implications and the community is engaged. The investigation trail leads the two detectives to a fire where several children died. Unravelling the case piece by piece provides an action packed read.  Connelly, a former newspaper reporter, has residences in California and Florida.

 Review by Susan Benning


Live Chat

Live Chat Available Mon. - Fri. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Response times may vary depending on staff availability and library patron traffic.


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.


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