Thursday, May 21, 2020

Curbside pick-up expands to all Randolph libraries; hours increase

ASHEBORO – After the Memorial Day holiday, curbside pick-up of books, DVDs and audiobooks will be available at all seven branches of the Randolph County Public Library as Ramseur and Randleman libraries initiate the service.

Hours also are expanding, with Saturday pick-up times available at Asheboro, Archdale, Liberty and Randleman.

To place requests, borrowers can search the library’s catalog at www.randolphlibrary.org or call their local library. Library staff will retrieve the requested items, bag them and contact the borrower to arrange a pick-up time.

Pick-ups are no-contact.

Reach the libraries as follows
  • Asheboro, 336-318-6801 or 336-318-6803, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9-1 p.m. Saturday;
  • Archdale, 336-431-3811, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday;
  • Franklinville, 336-685-3100, 2-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday;
  • Liberty, 336-622-4605, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday;
  • Ramseur, 336-824-2232, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday;
  • Randleman, 336-498-3141, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday;
  • Seagrove, 336-873-7521, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.
 The library buildings are closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Randolph library to resume curbside pick-up; book drops reopen

ASHEBORO – Borrowers who have library books, DVDS and other material checked out can now return them as the Randolph County Public Library gears up to restart curbside pick-up of requested material on Monday, May 18.

Outside book drops at the libraries have been reopened, and borrowers are asked to return items they’re finished with to help librarians prepare to resume services.

The library buildings will remain closed to the public for the time being. Due dates have been extended until June 1 and no late fees are being charged.

Once curbside service resumes, borrowers will be able to pick up material at the Asheboro, Archdale, Franklinville, Liberty and Seagrove libraries. Randleman library plans to begin porch pick-up on Monday, May 25, and the Ramseur library will not offer curbside service.

As soon as items are available, library staff will contact borrowers to arrange a no-contact pick-up time. Saturday pick-up times will be available at some locations.

Meanwhile, telephone reference service has expanded. Call your library to request material, receive information, get assistance with research, and get help downloading ebooks, e-audiobooks and e-magazines.

Reach the libraries as follows:
·        Asheboro, 336-318-6801 or 336-318-6803, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday;
·        Archdale, 336-431-3811, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday;
·        Franklinville, 336-685-3100, 2-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday;
·        Liberty, 336-622-4605, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday;
·        Ramseur, 336-824-2232, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday;
·        Randleman, 336-498-3141, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday;
·        Seagrove, 336-873-7521, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.

Virtual storytimes for children are available online throughout the week.

The Asheboro library posts “Storytime with Miss Sam” at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; “Minutes for Mindfulness with Miss Emily” at noon Mondays; and “Stick Around with Miss Becky,” which features crafts with found objects, at 11 a.m. Fridays. The videos can be found on the library’s YouTube channel and at Facebook.com/randolphlibrary.

The Randleman library posts storytimes at Facebook.com/randlemanpubliclibrary at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, and the Liberty library posts at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Facebook.com/libertynclibrary.

Ebooks, e-audiobooks and e-magazines remain available at www.randolphlibrary.org/digitalmedia and through the library catalog.