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March 2015 Lee County Library Newsletter
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
Stand Your Ground
Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn
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!
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.