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Children's Programming

Children's Programming

Come visit us for Story Time every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM at the Main Branch in Elizabethtown! Special children's programming offered most months and regularly during Summer Reading.

One-on-One Story time with Sensory play

One-on-One Story time with Sensory play

This service is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-249980-OLS-21). To schedule a Sensory play session, please contact Susan Guyton or Mandy Butler at 910-862-6983

Teen Programming

Teen Programming

We offer multiple programs for Teens ages 13-19 such as Anime Club, Gaming Club, and YA Book Club. Please contact Jasmine Peterkin for more information at 910-862-6990.

Outreach

Outreach

What is Book Mobile? Book Mobile operates on a predetermined route; makes stops at selected sites in the County; welcomes patrons aboard; checks materials in and out; registers patrons for library card; maintains records and tabulations; assists patrons with selecting materials. We bring the library to YOU! If you are interested in booking us, please call Kayla Brewington (910) 862-6789 or Rose Ann Smith at 910-862-6997 What is Bizzy Bus? Bizzy Bus offers services to daycares, afterschool programs, and preschools. For more information, please contact Susan Guyton at 910-862-6983 What is Home Bound? Homebound Service is an alternative way for patrons to receive library materials if they cannot access the buildings because of extenuating circumstances. The service is free for eligible patrons. For more information, please contact Jasmine Peterkin at 910-862-6990

The Wanda Campbell Historical Room

The Wanda Campbell Historical Room

The Wanda Campbell Historical Room is a rich resource for genealogical research in Bladen County. Ms. Campbell was Clerk of Court for many years for Bladen County and her collection of materials is invaluable. It was her request that these resources be made available for use by the public. The room has general genealogy books, family files, some history vertical files, and some microfilm reels including select years of The Bladen Journal. Unfortuately, we do not have the staff to do extensive genealogy research for individuals that are unable to come do their own research. However, if you have a simple look-up, please contact the library to see how we can help you. If you plan to come use the room, consider calling ahead as occasionally the room is closed for special library use. Also, if you need research assistance and can call ahead, we may be able to arrange for a volunteer to meet you while you are here to help you with your research. The room always closes an hour earlier than the rest of the library. Please see our list of family files or historical files to help determine if a visit to the Wanda Campbell Room is worth your time.

Notary Public

Notary Public

We offer FREE Notary Services at the Main Branch in Elizabethtown. We ask that you bring your own witnesses, proper identification and please arrive before 5:00 pm.

StudentAccess

Beginning February 1, 2019, all Bladen County Public Schools students will be able to use their Student ID number to access and borrow public library books and resources. We are calling this initiative StudentAccess. Question: How will a student use their student ID account? Answer: Students will use their student ID number and PIN to borrow books or access the library’s services like e-books and online research materials. The default PIN is the last four digits of the student ID number Question: What can a student do with a student ID account? Answer: Student ID accounts allow students to borrow e-resources and access library databases just like any other Bladen County Public Library card. Students can also borrow up to 10 print or audio books from the Bladen County Public Library collection. Question: Is the student account free? Answer: Yes, the student account is free. There are no overdue fines for student accounts, but students are responsible for any fees on lost or damaged books. Question: How do I sign my child up for a student ID account? Answer: You don’t need to take any action to get a student ID account for your child. All Bladen County Schools students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade will automatically be enrolled in the program. Question: What if I don’t want my child to have a student ID account? Answer: If you do not want your child to have access to library materials, you may opt out. Please see below for an opt-out form that you can sign and return to your school’s media coordinator. Please be aware that any students who opt out of StudentAccess will not be able to participate in classroom use of library resource unless they have a Bladen County Public Library card and know their full number and PIN.

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

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Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program begins on July 10th and runs through August 3rd and is geared towards ages 0-12. It's a fantastic opportunity to explore new books, discover new authors, and expand your imagination. You'll get to read all summer long and earn prizes along the way! Who wouldn't want to join in on the fun? The Summer Reading Program will be at Bridger Memorial Library in Bladenboro on Mondays at 3:00 pm, Tuesdays at Clarkton at 3:00 pm and Thursdays at the Main Branch in Elizabethtown at 10:00 AM! Please call your local library branch to pre-register!

Sheila Nance

Library Director

910-862-6994

Agnes McCall

Assistant Library Director

910-862-6992

Kayla Parker Brewington

Library Assistant/ Public Relations Manager/ Book Mobile Outreach Co-Coordinator

910-862-6789

Kim Wilson

Branch Manager at Bridger Memorial Library/Book Club Coordinator

910-863-4586

Susan Guyton

Library Assistant/Children's Programming

910-862-6983

Mandy Butler

Library Assistant/Children's Programming

910-862-6983

Greta Jackon

Library Assistant/Branch Manager Clarkton Public Library

910-647-3661

Rose Ann Smith

Library Assistant/Book Mobile Outreach Co-Coordinator

910-862-6997

Elizabeth Hines

Library Assistant/IT Tech

Jasmine Peterkin

Library Assistant/Teen Programming Coordinator/Homebound Coordinator

Miranda Johnson

Library Page/ Part-Time

NC KIDS DIGITAL LIBRARY

https://nckids.overdrive.com/

A first of its kind statewide eBook consortium specifically for children has launched in the Tar Heel State. The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina has created a new digital resource sharing service for kids’ pre-K through 4th grade, NC Kids Digital Library. Over 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos and Read-Alongs are now available to younger readers via 85 regional, county and municipal libraries in North Carolina through OverDrive’s digital reading platform. These materials are instantly available for every child, at home and everywhere. The NC Kids Digital Library was launched in January, 2017.Here’s how it works: A collection of 3029 eBooks, 689 audiobooks and 37 streaming videos on a custom website, https://nckids.overdrive.com/ or through the OverDrive app 300 titles are available with simultaneous access, available anytime with no wait lists All titles can be accessed via the app on all major computers and devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (U.S. only). Easy, secure access. All that’s needed to get started is a library card 

You can use the free OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles from our library. The OverDrive app is available for Android™, Chromebook™, iOS® (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Kindle Fire® tablets, Kobo® tablets, NOOK® tablets, Windows® 8 and up, and Windows Phone®. OverDrive is also available for Windows and Mac® users. Visit help.overdrive.com for instructions for laptop and desktop users.Step 1 On your phone or tablet, install the OverDrive app from your device’s app store or from app.overdrive.comStep 2 If prompted, sign into the OverDrive app with a free OverDrive account. If you’re under 13 or don’t want to create an OverDrive account, visit help.overdrive.com to learn about other sign-in options.Step 3 Find and save our library’s OverDrive collection in the OverDrive app.Step 4 Open our library’s OverDrive collection, sign in, and borrow or place a hold on a title. You’ll need a valid library card to complete this step.Step 5 Borrowed titles will appear on your Loans page on the library’s OverDrive website.From here, you can: • Download titles to the Bookshelf in the OverDrive app• Read, Watch, or Listen to titles right in your browser (without adding them to the app)
• Send Kindle Books (U.S. only) to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app Borrowed titles will automatically return at the end of the lending period. You can also return titles early to free up space in your library account. Questions? Visit help.overdrive.com to learn more about getting started and for help troubleshooting. Note: Digital formats and titles vary by library and some options may not be available for every title or in every version of the app. 

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MISSION STATEMENT OF BLADEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY The mission of the Bladen County Public Library is to promote the love of reading, to provide access to informational, educational, cultural, and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies.

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July Calendar

  • Date: 7/1/2024 11:00 AM - 7/31/2024 11:00 AM

  • 111 North Cypress Street, Elizabethtown, NC, USA
  •  +1-910-862-6990
  •  bladencountypubliclibrary@gmail.com
  •  Bladen County Public Library 111 N. Cypress St. Elizabethtown, NC 28337 Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Bridger Memorial Library 313 S. Main Street Bladenboro, NC 28320 Monday & Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wed, Thur, & Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Clarkton Public Library 10413 N College St. Clarkton, NC 28433 Monday & Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wed, Thurs, & Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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