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Last Updated: Jul 1, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Holiday Closing

The Lee County Library will be closed Friday July 3rd, 2015 and Saturday July 4th, 2015  for the Independence Day Holiday.


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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.


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.


Thank you!

Lee County Library is thankful to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, NC Department of Cultural Resources and the State Library for the award of $23,343 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. The equipment will be purchased in July. There is a 10% local match which the Friends of the Lee County Library have offered to pay.

Thank you to the Friends of the Lee County Library for providing the $6,000 towards e-books for the upcoming fiscal year 2015-2016. They will also purchase an art gallery hanging system, ear buds, a DVD/CD cleaning machine.

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 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.

Disaster Preparedness - Are you Ready?


Pardon the Dust

Dear Library Patrons,

Please bear with us and pardon the dust. Lee County library is undergoing some  cleaning and moving to improve services and make room for growing collections.  Some items will be in a temporary location as we make room for the changes. The library will look much better when we are finished. The genealogy room contents are being moved because the roof is leaking and materials were getting wet. More space was needed for that growing Local History Collection and the DVD Collection.  Thank you for your patience.


Summer Reading Program

The staff of the Lee County Library would like to express our appreciation to the Friends of the Library for donating the funds to pay the performers appearing at the Summer Reading Programs - Sciencetellers, Party People, and Electric Touch.

Lee County NC Library 2015 Summer Reading Program

Click HERE to Register!!!

June 30th 2-3 pm "Super Heroes Really Do Exist" Featuring the Sciencetellers Grades K - 6




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




June 2015 New Items List



All the Single Ladies – Dorothea Benton Frank

Bad Blood – Mary Monroe

Beach Town – Mary Kay Andrews

Bone to be Wild – Carolyn Haines

Eighth Grave after Dark – Darynda Jones

Kickback – Ace Atkins

Never Die Alone – Lisa Jackson

Summer’s End – Mary Alice Monroe

Radiant Angel – Nelson DeMille

Tail Gait – Rita Mae Brown

Texas Tough – Janet Dailey

Ultimate Betrayal – Kimberla Lawson Roby


After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye – Jan Gaye

Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy Seal’s True Story…- Brandon Webb

Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak – Travis Sawchik

Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home – Emily Schuman

Daddy, Stop Talking & Other Things My Kids Want- Adam Carolla

In Real Life: My Journey to Pixelated World – Joey Graceffa

Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy, Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission… - Alan Axelrod

Paying With their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran – John M. Kinder

Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students about Vocation – Tim Clydesdale

(The) Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush – John H. Sununu

Juvenile Fiction

Don’t Throw It to Mo – David A. Adler

(The)Knight’s Enemies – Benjamin Hulme-Cross

Nana in the City – Lauren Castillo

Public School Hero – James Patterson

You are (not) Small – Anna Kang

Juvenile Non-fiction:

Be a Scientist (series of 6) – Gareth Stevens Publishers

Young Adult: 

Conviction – Kelly Loy Gilbert

(The) Isle of the Lost – Melissa De La Cruz

Graphic Novels

Amazing Spider-Man: Spider Island

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade                           


American Sniper

Ballet 422

Beloved Sisters


Law & Order: The First Year

(The) Loft

Two Men in Town

When Calls the Heart


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!


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.


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.


Book Review

 Memory Man by David Baldacci. GrandCentral Publishing, $28.00  414 pages, 2015.

Police Detective Amos Decker credits a violent head injuty in football with his ability to never forget anything. His life unravels when he returns home from work one night and his family has been murderered. After bottoming out, resigning formn the polcie force, he becomes an investigator searching for answers.His skills are requested by the police when the town suffers from a school  shooting and a man confesses to the murders of his family. Baldacci has created a complex but very real protagonist in this first novel of a new series. If you are a fan of Baldacci's plot twists and 'gotcha endings,' add this one to the your reading list.

 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




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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.

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