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Much appreciation is extended to Kim Fields for her donation of books on autism.



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.

Disaster Preparedness - Are you Ready?


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!


Broadway Our Way Library Open House Sat. April 18, 2015


Broadway Library, 206 S. Main St. 919-258-6513

Join us for an an Open House at the Broadway Library Saturday on April 18, 2015 from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm. Explore our services and get a free library card.



National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18, 2015) with the theme "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®."

National Library Week started in 1958 as a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).  Libraries celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support for one week in April annually.

Celebrate National Library Week with us by:

Share what you've made with the help of your local library on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #librarymade for the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Maker Shed or Amazon.  Promotion begins Monday April 13 at noon CT and ends Friday, April 17 at noon CT. What have you created with the help of your local library?  Did you research or write your book, learn how to make a hand-knitted scarf, cook a gourmet meal or produce a u-tube video? Did the library help you find a new job or get your small business started?

Official rules are available on the #LibraryMade promotional page on I Love Libraries website,

Follow the fun during National Library Week on the #LibraryMade Hashtag Wall.

Tuesday April 14th National Library Workers Day - Stop in at the library and acknowledge the important contribution library staffers make to community public service. You can submit a star to honor the special library worker in your life.

Thursday April 16th Teen Literature Day - Come view the collection and raise awareness that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer and interest today's teens in Lee County.





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 regularly open three afternoons a week.On Saturday April 18th, 2015 for the Broadway Our Way Festival, the Broadway Library branch will be open 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 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


April Sanford Herald List



Deception on Sable Hill – Shelley Gray

Favorite Son – Tiffany L. Warren

Fifth Gospel (The) – Ian Caldwell

Hot Pursuit – Stuart Woods

Love Letters – Beverly Lewis

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law – Ann B. Ross

Motive – Jonathan Kellerman

Obsession in Death – J.D. Robb

Pride v Prejudice – Joan Hess

Private India: City on Fire – James Patterson

Stranger – Harlan Coben

Wednesday Group – Sylvia True


Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories… - Elaine Lowry Brye

Becoming Steve Jobs – Brent Schlender

Bettyville: A Memoir – George Hodgman

Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life – Joan Chittister

Case for Grace (The) – Lee Strobel

Death of Caesar – Barry Strauss

Eat Local for Less – Julie Castillo

If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose… - Hannah Brencher

Resilience – Eric Greitens

Undone:  A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life - Michele Cushatt

War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation – Cindy Hval

What a Girl Needs From Her Mom – Cheri Fuller

Juvenile Fiction

Aqualicious – Victoria Kann

Click, Clack, Peep! – Doreen Cronin

If You Plant A Seed – Kadir Nelson

Spirit Animals Book 7: The Evertree – Marie Lu

Juvenile Non-fiction:

Bruno Mars: Biography – Stephanie Watson

Zendaya: Biography – Heather Schwartz   

Young Adult: 

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One  - Paige McKenzie

The Secret Side of Empty - Maria E. Andreu


Big Bang Theory (Season 1)


Into the Woods

Mildred Pierce

Most Violent Year (A)





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


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.


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.


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