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Last Updated: May 14, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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


Thank you!

Much appreciation is extended to Kim Fields for her donation of 60 books on Autism and Asperger's syndrome.

Many thanks to JJ's 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 LeeCounty. All information is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day. Lee County 211 is staffed with agents who speak several languages.


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.


Holiday Closing

Lee County Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day Saturday May 23, 2015 - Monday, May 25, 2015.



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.

Books in spanish, dual language children's books and adult literacy materials are available for checkout 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 regularly open three afternoons a week. Please stop in and see what services we offer.


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.




New Titles At the Library


New Items for May 2015


Antiques Swap – Barbara Allan

Don’t Go Home – Carolyn Hart

For Your Love – Beverly Jenkins

Gathering Prey – John Sandford

Harder They Come – T.C. Boyle

Hold Me – Susan Mallery

Hold Your Breath – Iris Johansen

Liar’s Bench – Kim Michele Richardson

Mapmaker’s Children – Sarah McCoy

Perfect Match – Fern Michaels

Take Another Look – Rosalind Noonan

Taken – Dee Henderson


American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal – Taya Kyle

Game Must go On: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the Great Days of Baseball… - John Klima

Good Girl – Sarah Tomlinson

Higher Standard (A) – Ann Dunwoody

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland – Amanda Berry

Loving Later Life: an Ethics of Aging – Frits de Lange

No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog… - Robert Weintraub

Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles… - Alexandra Robbins

Sound of Music Story – Tom Santopietro

Spinster – Kate Bolick

Unforgettable – Scott Simon

Wright Brothers – David McCullough

Juvenile Fiction

The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure  - Doreen Cronin

The Island of Dr. Libris - Chris Grabenstein

 Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page - Cynthia Rylant

 My Life in Dioramas - Tara Altebrando

 My Teacher Is A Monster! (No, I Am Not) - Peter Brown      

Waiting Is Not Easy! -Mo Willems

Juvenile Non-fiction:

Krypto The Superdog Graphic Novels – 6 volumes

Smithsonian Timeline Series – A Revolutionary War Timeline, A Civil War Timeline, A World War I Timeline, and A World War II Timeline

Star Wars in 100 Scenes - Jason Fry


Young Adult: 

A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

Rouge - Julie Kagawa

Summoner (Book One – The Novice) - Taran Matharu        




Boy Next Door

Cedar Cove (Season 1)

Good Lie (The)

Investigator (The)

Stand Your Ground

Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn




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!


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!


Book Review

The Stranger by Harlan Coben. Dutton, 2015.  $27.95, 400 pages.

Harlan Coben does not disappoint fans in his latest novel The Stranger. Adam Price, the main character is living the American Dream,: a good job, wife and two kids. Then one day at a Lacrosse meeting, a stranger whispers, “You didn’t have to stay with her.”  The next few minutes of conversation rock Adam’s world. The man murmers unbelievable things about his wife, that she lied about being pregnant, about the miscarriage. He tells Adam the pregnancy test and sonogram printout were all faked. The stranger suggests he should have paternity tests run on the two boys and suggests he look up a charge on the credit card bill and then takes off sprinting. As the story unravels the stranger tells yet another person about a secret in their life.  If you enjoy a twisted plot, well developed characters and page flipping fast action, this is the book. The tangled web of lies changes the course of Adam’s life in a crushingly painful way.  Review by Susan Benning


 Review by Susan Benning


Children's Book Review

Click, Clack, Peep!  by Doreen Cronin and Illustrated by Betsy Lewin Atheneum Books ,  2015,  40 pages. Age Range: 3 – 6

Farmer Brown, oh-so-sleepy, has a new, adorable - and LOUD - duckling to deal with in this addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Boo! A  truck arrives at the Farmer Brown's farm and delivers a crate with a duck egg inside. The entire farm quietly watches and waits for it to hatch. Soon, the egg cracks and a fuzzy yellow duckling emerges, breaking the silence with a lot of  "Peep peep peeps." The farm animals take turns trying to calm the Baby Duck, but nothing works, until Duck notices and pitches in. The little one to will sleep if given tractor rides back and forth across the farm.  In true Duck style, it causes problems for the farmer. Lewin's characteristic watercolors are funny and colorful.  This continuation of Duck's previous adventures is a delightful bedtime story.


 By Delisa Williams



Disaster Preparedness - Are you Ready?


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 6:30 pm at the Lee County Library at 107 Hawkins Ave. in Sanford. This book club reads both fiction and nonfiction books.


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