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FOLSOI January Meet the Authors Event

FOLSOI January Meet the Authors Event

On January 19, 2024, I attended our monthly Meet the Author (MTA) event at G.V. Barbee Library with authors Chris Corrigan and Mary Scott. There was clear interest in their books as we quickly had a standing-room-only crowd of over 25 people.   While our two...

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National Friends of Libraries Week 

National Friends of Libraries Week 

October 15-21 marks United for Libraries’ 18th annual “National Friends of Libraries Week.” Here in Brunswick County and across America, libraries compete for funding against other priorities. “Friends” groups help to close the gap between reality and aspiration...

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St James Service Club Awards Breakfast

St James Service Club Awards Breakfast

FOLSOI applies for several grants each year to bolster our fundraising efforts and better support our branches. While the amounts differ each year, they can range from $1,000 to as much as $10,000 from various businesses or foundations interested in supporting our...

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FOLSOI June Newsletter – Summer Reading

FOLSOI June Newsletter – Summer Reading

It's summertime here in NC … and that means it's time to dive into this great big pool of summer reading resources, including activities for teachers and families to help kids get ready for a fun, enriching summer. Find links to parent tips, themed booklists, articles...

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FOLSOI May Newsletter – Celebrating Teachers

FOLSOI May Newsletter – Celebrating Teachers

As noted by Reading Rockets, "One great teacher can make all the difference. Teachers may not always see the impact of their work on kids and families, but the testimonies we received from parents, teachers, and students themselves are proof that teaching is a...

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Women’s History Month Celebrated at Harper Library

Women’s History Month Celebrated at Harper Library

John Moseley, historian and manager of  the NC Maritime Museum in Southport, presented his program “Daughters of the Sky”: The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in the Cape Fear at Harper Library on March 9,2023.  This unique military program trained the first...

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