What Would YOU Risk to Protect Banned Books? 

What Would YOU Risk to Protect Banned Books? 

For Banned Books Week (Sept. 18-24), I want to share the experiences of my mother and her parents who lived in Berlin as the Nazis came to power. The quotations below from my mother shine a light on the intellectual darkness that soon enveloped Germany.  “On the night...
Libraries: What’s Not to Love?

Libraries: What’s Not to Love?

February is National Library Lovers Month, a reminder that there is much to love about our public libraries. Here are some ways to show your love of Harper and Barbee Libraries and ensure that they continue to serve the needs of residents and seasonal visitors. Get...
Borrow It for Free

Borrow It for Free

I just saved $28.99 today! No, I didn’t rack up a $700 bill at Food Lion to get my “savings.” I borrowed a book from Harper Library, and the receipt they handed me said I saved $28.99 today, and during last year, I saved a total of $359.75. How is that? Well, of...
You Say You Want a Resolution?

You Say You Want a Resolution?

A few days into 2022 and you’re already wavering on your New Year’s resolutions? It’s not too late to reclaim the year and live it on your terms! Committing to daunting challenges when we’re exhausted, broke, and emotionally spent… and facing another spike in a...