Friends of the
V O L U M E V I , I S S U E I I M A R C H 2 0 1 1 — A P R I L 2 0 1 1
Wayne County Public Library 1001 East Ash Street Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 735-1824
Friends of the Wayne
CALLING ALL WORLD TRAVELERS County Public Library is a
non-profit volunteer organiza-
Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer as the Wayne County Public tion dedicated to enriching the
programs and services at the
Library presents “One World, Many Stories” during the annual summer reading library. They have helped to
program. Children will explore the world through stories, crafts, music, games, and make possible:
other activities. The 2011 Summer Reading Program is open to children ages - Semi-Annual Book Sale
3-12, with programs, prize drawings, activity hours, and more! Sessions are - Visits by noted authors
available for families and daycare groups on the following schedule: - Printers for branch libraries
- Book Display Cases
Mondays (Daycare groups) Wednesdays (Families) - Magazine subscriptions
9:00—3-7 year olds 9:00—3-7 year olds - Children’s Programs
10:00—3-7 year olds 10:00—8-12 year olds - Computer Workstations
11:00—8-12 year olds 11:00—Kindergarten-5th Grade - William Whitfield “Bill” Smith
Registration for this exciting summer program is now open! For more infor-
mation or to register, call the WCPL children’s department at (919) 735-1824
ext. 5105. All programs are offered free of charge.
2010 Friends of the Wayne SPRING BOOK SALE A SUCCESS
County Public Library
board members: On April 29-May 1, 2011, the Friends of the Wayne County Public Library held a
- Tom Brown book sale to benefit the Wayne County Public Library. The sale raised much-
- Ginny Herrett needed funds for the library to update the resources available to the public.
- Geoff Hulse Thanks to all who participated in this event!
- Kimberly Huskins-Webb The generosity of the FWCPL helps to make possible the semi-annual book
- Hal Keck sale, printers for branch libraries, book display cases, magazine subscriptions,
- Mary Ann Parker
children’s programs, computer workstations, the William Whitfield “Bill” Smith
- Gary Partin
Community Garden, and much more. As a member of the Friends of the Library,
- Randy Sauls
you support not only your library, but your community. If you would like to learn
- Carol Smithwick
more about becoming a Friend, visit the Goldsboro Library to pick up a member-
- Olivia West
- Betsy Wharton
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WHAT’S HAPPENING @ YOUR LIBRARY
Summer Reading Program at all branches of the
Wayne County Public Library begins the week of
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am
June 13. For more information or to register for this
• Gamers’ Exchange Night exciting summer program, please call the branch near-
Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 pm est you.
• RPG (Role-Playing Game) Night • Goldsboro—(919) 735-1824 ext. 5105
Friday, May 13, 5:30 pm • Mount Olive—(919) 705-1891
Friday, May 27, 5:30 pm • Pikeville—(919) 705-1892
• Preschool Story Time at the Pikeville Library
Thursdays in May, 10:00 am
Beginning Sunday, May 29, the
• Magician Rob Wescott
Monday, June 13, 9:30 am (Pikeville) Wayne County Public Library will
Monday, June 13, 1:30 pm (Mount Olive)
Monday, June 13, 3:00 pm (Goldsboro) be closed on Sunday afternoons.
LOOKING FOR A NICE GIFT?
Consider making a donation to the Wayne County Public Library in honor or memory of a loved one. For
a donation form, visit any branch of the Wayne County Public Library or download the form at http://
I LIKE THE LIBRARY BECAUSE...
The library is
a great educational
resource for my kids.
- Caroline Lovic (with son Cameron)
I like to check out books and I like to
the library is check out books about
awesome! science projects.
- Jenna - Mark (with brother Luke)
This newsletter is distributed bi-monthly to the Wayne
Friends of the
County community by the Friends of the Wayne County
WAYNE COUNTY Public Library. You may join the Friends by returning
PUBLIC LIBRARY the membership registration form on page 4.
VOLUME VI, ISSUE II PAGE 3
Look for these and other fiction and non-fiction titles on our new book shelf. New books may be checked out for two weeks.
The Jesuit Guide to
I’ll Walk Alone Before You Do All My Life
Mary Higgins Clark T.D. Jakes Susan Lucci
Miss Julia Rocks 44 Charles Street
10th Anniversary Bel-Air Dead
James Patterson Danielle Steel Stuart Woods
Ann B. Ross
FROM THE DIRECTOR
A t a gathering of North Carolina Li- terials that enlighten, delight and educate.
brary Directors, we were asked to raise a The Library is currently exploring options to pro-
hand if we had started our library career as vide our community with downloadable e-books. It’s
a teenage page. I was not surprised to see said that e-books might encourage reading because
that almost every hand in the room went they make it easier to do. Wouldn’t that be a great
up. There is something wonderful about benefit? Wayne County Readers do have access to
working in a library that lasts a lifetime. Imagine being some of these e-books now through NC Live. If you
paid to do something you love. are unsure of how to reach and download these mate-
Maybe one reason that working in a library is special rials, the Reference Staff is ready and happy to assist
is because there are so many books here. I would like to you. The collection available through NC Live does
dispel the notion that librarians have great jobs because not include bestsellers and popular works – its content
they can read all day – definitely not true. But it is a joy to consists primarily of nonfiction, study guides, how-to
have books a part of our everyday environment. The and classic literature. While this is a wonderful re-
Friends Spring Book Sale was just held. An image that source, we are also planning to purchase a Library
stays with me from the sales we hold is the visible pleas- subscription to a service that will give our e-book
ure that our buyers get from being able to wonder among readers access to new and popular books. We are
so many tempting titles. Reading can be addictive! working now to acquire funding for this new service
and hope to launch it soon.
The library world has changed substantially in appear-
ance as we moved into the information age with elec-
Thank you for being a Friend,
tronic resources. Libraries are clearly not just book re-
positories anymore. What we do is still the same thing Jane Rustin
though – providing access to, and guiding the use of, ma-
Friends of the
Visit our website www.wcpl.org/friends.htm to view this Newsletter in color!
is listed on the address label.
Contact each branch for their business hours.
As a friendly reminder, your Friend’s membership expiration
Thank you for your support of the Wayne County Public Library!
Mt. Olive, NC
Steele Memorial Branch
Goldsboro, NC 27530
1001 East Ash Street
Wayne County Public Library
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