International Literacy Day, September 8th

International Literacy Day, September 8th

As Friends of the Library, we all share a love of reading. But did you know that there are approximately 771 million people worldwide who lack basic literacy skills? In the United States, a shocking 1 in 5 adults have low literacy skills, while in NC 26% of adults...
Robotics Is Back!

Robotics Is Back!

Next class is July 14 at Harper Library; Register by calling (910) 457-6237 Elementary school students recently filled Harper library for the return of the very popular Lego WeDo Robotics program, thanks to a great collaboration from wonderful community partners who...
OKI Author Captures Horror, Hope in the Flood

OKI Author Captures Horror, Hope in the Flood

It was another full house of book lovers when FOLSOI hosted local author Cindy Horrell Ramsey at Barbee Library to discuss her latest novel, Trying Not to Drown, a heart-wrenching story about a family whose home is destroyed by flooding after Hurricane Florence. ...
Local Author Writing ‘New’ Civil War Series

Local Author Writing ‘New’ Civil War Series

The audience was “at attention” when Southport author Col (Ret.) Dobie McArthur was the guest speaker for FOLSOI’s Meet the Author program at Harper Library in mid-May. He was there to talk about his life, military career, and a thrilling series of Civil War books...