Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI) supports the mission and programs of the Margaret & James Harper, Jr. Library in Southport and the G.V. Barbee, Sr Library on Oak Island. FOLSOI is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI) supports the mission and programs of the Margaret & James Harper, Jr. Library in Southport and the G.V. Barbee, Sr Library on Oak Island. FOLSOI is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI) supports the mission and programs of the Margaret & James Harper, Jr. Library in Southport and the G.V. Barbee, Sr Library on Oak Island. FOLSOI is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI) supports the mission and programs of the Margaret & James Harper, Jr. Library in Southport and the G.V. Barbee, Sr Library on Oak Island. FOLSOI is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Providing support for Harper Library in Southport & Barbee Library in Oak Island, NC

Important Notice:

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!

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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).

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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  heather.donnell@brunswickcountync.gov

Barbee Library (Oak Island) 910-278-4283 Erika.dosher@brunswickcountync.gov

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.

 

Support FOLSOI on Amazon Smile

Every purchase made through our Amazon Smile link will help our mission of supporting both libraries in Oak Island and Southport! Thank you for supporting FOLSOI with your Amazon purchases!

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We grow with support from friends and members like you. Sign up here for news and updates about our wonderful community libraries in Oak Island and Southport.

See Our 2020-2021 Annual Report

Goals met, grants received, and purchases made on behalf of our libraries, are many of the accomplishments during 2020-21.

Our Impact

Our mission is to serve our community by supporting excellence in collection and program development and more at Harper and Barbee Libraries.

$ Raised from Grants

$ Raised from Donations

$ Raised from Memberships

$ Raised from Our Book Sales

Friends/Members

Volunteers/Hours Worked