Providing support for Harper Library in Southport & Barbee Library in Oak Island, NC
All Brunswick County Libraries Are
Closed Friday, Jan. 21
and Sat., Jan. 22
Because of the Winter Storm
Stay safe and we’ll see you Monday!
Harper Library presents Lifelong Learners
Old English Literature: Language as History
Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 10am
Learn the basics of Old English and reveal what literature can tell us about the origins of English-speaking culture in medieval Britain.
All are welcome and no registration necessary!
Barbee Library and FOLSOI present
Kids: Read Away!
Free montly subscription boxes for elementary and middle school students!
Register and tell us your favorite types of books. Sign up for monthly ‘Loot Box’ with books and fun items selected just for you!
Call 910-278-4283 or stop by Barbee Library to register today! Image: rawpixel
Barbee Library presents the Max and Sarah Williams Life Long Learners
How Winston Churchill Changed the World
Thursday, Jan. 27, 10 am via Zoom
Explore Churchill’s amazing life, accomplishments and legacies, including his leadership during World War II, and his political relationships with historical giants like FDR and Queen Elizabeth!
Register at the library or call 910-278-4283
Barbee Library presents
Socrates Cafe Discussion Group
Monday, January 31, 9:30am at Barbee Library
Topic: Dobbs Supreme Court case
All are welcome!
Barbee and Harper Libraries present
D.I.Y. Story Time!
Barbee Library: Tuesdays anytime between 10am and 5pm
Harper Library: Mondays anytime between 9am and 3pm
Hey, kids! We will have themed books, songs, rhymes and crafts for a fun make-your-own story time! Masks are required at both libraries. Registration is encouraged at Barbee; please call 910-278-4283 or stop by the library.
Barbee Library presents
S.M.ART Kids! (Science, Math & the Arts)
Thursdays @4:30pm; Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27
Students of all ages are invited to join in a variety of games and projects involving robotics, arts and crafts, and construction.
(Masks required, registration encouraged; to register call 910-278-4283)
At Harper Library
Family S.T.E.A.M. Sessions
Call Harper Library now (910-457-6237) to schedule a private family STEAM session in January with Mrs. Tammy. Age-appropriate activities will be chosen for your kids. Sessions are 30 minutes; masks will be required.
Masks Encouraged in All Brunswick County Libraries
Thank you for your cooperation as the County continues to adapt requirements for its facilities, according to shifting COVID circumstances.
You may continue to visit the libraries, and/or take advantage of curbside services (contact Harper Library at 910-457-6237, or Barbee Library 910-278-4283).
Teens in Grades 6-12:
‘Libre Loot’ is Really Cool!
FREE! Call now for pre-selected juvenille/Young Adult books and loot each month in brand-new Libre Loot monthly subscription boxes (see a sample of the first boxes, left) from Harper Library. Select your three favorite genres when you subscribe; return the books after 3 weeks but the “loot’ is yours to keep!
CALL Harper Library 910-457-6237
Join the Harper Library
Join the Birthday Book Club!
Celebrate a child’s birthday AND support Harper Library
Create lasting memories by sponsoring the purchase of exciting new kids’ books for Harper Library that will celebrate your child! Your child’s birthday month, librarians will choose a new book matching your child’s age range. A bookplate dedicating the book in your child’s honor will be placed inside; your child will get a birthday card acknowledging the gift made in his or her name. Birthday Club donations are $20 per child. Contact Tammy Tackett (910-457-6237). Image: starline
Library Books Available Curbside!
Grab and go with no-contact curbside delivery! Reserve books online, and a library team member will call you to set up a time to pick them up. More info:
Harper Library (Southport): 910-457-6237 email@example.com
Barbee Library (Oak Island) 910-278-4283 Erika.firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Resources Online
Now you don’t have to go to a library to have a library, 24/7! Your Brunswick County Library system has cool stacks of books online:
Axis 360 — free with your card (download the app); ebooks, audiobooks, latest titles!
NC Live — ebooks, periodical archives, historical information, genealogy databases, etc.
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Our mission is to serve our community by supporting excellence in collection and program development and more at Harper and Barbee Libraries.