Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dog eat your library card? Get a new one for free in December

ASHEBORO -- Replace a lost or damaged Randolph County Public Library card, or simply trade for a new one, at no cost in December.

Usually, library card replacements cost $1 the first time and $5 for subsequent replacements. These fees will be waived at all seven libraries for December only.

Only library card replacement fees will be waived; overdue fines and lost/damaged material fees will continue to be collected.

For further information, call the library at 318-6801.

Kids can learn crochet basics at Asheboro library

Children can learn the basics of crocheting with hands-on instruction at 4 p.m. Thursday, December 11, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The program is free; needles and yarn will be provided and participants can take home what they make. The suggested age range is six and up.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro.

Asheboro, Randleman libraries get visits from St. Nick

The Jolly Old Elf himself will greet children at the Asheboro and Randleman libraries before Christmas.

At the Asheboro library, St. Nick will drop in for “Breakfast with Santa” at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 6. Children and families are invited to listen to stories and enjoy some breakfast treats with Santa and friends, and have their pictures snapped with Santa.

No registration is required; call the Children’s Room at 318-6804 for more information.

It’s “Milk and Cookies with Santa” for all ages at the Randleman library, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 18; bring your cameras for a photo with St. Nick. Call the library at 498-3141 for further information.

Both events are free. The Asheboro library is located at 201 Worth Street; the Randleman library is located at 122 Commerce Square.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Friends of the Library Bookshop to offer children’s books at half-price

ASHEBORO – All children’s books will be half price during an end-of-November sale at the Friends of the Library Bookshop in downtown Asheboro.

Dates of the sale are Saturday, November 22; Tuesday, November 25; and Saturday, November 29.

The bookshop is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (but will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27). It’s located at 226 Sunset Avenue.

All proceeds from the sale of used books go to support Randolph County Public Library book budgets.

For further information, contact the bookshop at 629-1536.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Asheboro library to host Teacher Appreciation Night

ASHEBORO – Teachers and staff of the Asheboro City and Randolph County school systems, and the county’s charter and private schools, are invited to a ‘Teacher Appreciation Night’ from 3-7 p.m. Monday, November 17, at the Asheboro Public Library.

The drop-in style event is an opportunity for teachers and school staff to get reacquainted with the library, and enjoy some down-time during American Education Week, which runs from November 16-22.

Homemade treats will be provided by the Friends of the Library, and participants can register for door prizes. Lost, damaged or worn library cards will be replaced free of charge for anyone with a school ID.

For more information, call 318-6804.The library is located at 201 Worth Street.