Solar Eclipse Party
at Harrisburg Park
at Harrisburg Park
You will receive special glasses and instructions so you can view the eclipse safely, learn about the phenomena to watch for before and during the eclipse, participate in various astronomical activities for all ages, explore careers in astronomy, and more!
See complete list of viewing parties in this area. http://moreheadplanetarium.org/carolina-solar-eclipse-parti
Summer Reading Is Here!
Summer Reading Program 2017 begins on
Friday, June 9 and runs through Saturday, Aug.12 at all library
branches! From cold-blooded encounters and bobsled racers, to Capoeira workshops and backpacking how-tos, there's something for everyone. Click below for a PDF, which includes all of summer reading events, as well as
times, dates, and locations. Online registration will begin on Friday,
Did we mention
there will be PRIZES? Receive a prize when you turn in your completed
activity log (up to three per person). Prizes range from books,
activities, fine waivers, or entry into a raffle for an Amazon gift
card. All ages are eligible.
Take the library on your journey throughout the summer! Share your adventures using the hashtag #HowIBuild. Show us how YOU build a better world:
• TAG the Cabarrus County Library or send a message on Facebook (@CabarrusCountyLibrary)
• Use the hashtag #HowIBuild
• No Facebook? No problem! Email your pictures to:
[email protected] with #HowIBuild in the subject line
Here is the full schedule:
And The Winner Is...
Join us! Visit the FOHL display in the library breezeway lobby and pick up a membership form or go to the Become a Friend section of this web site. Memberships are $10 and up.
Find &"Like" Us On Facebook...
Patrons, Volunteers Help Us Continue To Grow And Grow...
A community’s library greatly contributes to its vitality and intellectual growth, but its survival depends on the generosity and commitment of its patrons, who are driven by that shared belief, a mutual passion for reading, and a lifelong quest for learning and knowledge.
The Harrisburg Library is no exception. The town’s library is able to accomplish its goals and go beyond the book shelves through the help of its Friends. Because of its generous and active members, the Friends of the Harrisburg Library (FOHL), a not-for-profit organization, has been able to support the local library by:
- Providing the library with new books and much- needed equipment, such as book drops and displays, carts and baskets, an up-to-date globe, and other materials that expand the library’s offerings and services, and help make library operations more efficient for its staff and patrons;
- Recruiting and scheduling volunteers to shelve and organize books and provide supplemental help to the library staff. Each year, a monthly average of 36 volunteers give an annual total of nearly 3,000 hours of service;
- Sponsoring events and programs for patrons of all ages, including summer reading programs, after-school teen reading programs, and author receptions and other adult programs;
- Organizing fundraisers such as raffles and the sale of used books, literary-themed gift baskets, and commemorative library walkway bricks, all of which most recently helped create the library’s teen area.
Future plans for the FOHL include helping the library achieve its goals for increased technology training and programming, a public computer lab, and private study rooms for tutoring.
But it is strong ongoing support from Harrisburg’s residents that helps the Friends continue to make a difference and make the Harrisburg Library the best it can be. Remember, borrow freely and give generously because it all comes back to you -- for you and the community.
Books And More Sold at Harrisburg ARTWalk
Support Friends Through Amazon Smile Program
The Friends of the Harrisburg Library (FOHL) is participating in Amazon Smile, a simple and automatic way for you to support the FOHL every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the FOHL. For more information, go to: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1561050
New & Noteworthy...
BOOK DONATIONS: Gently used book (and CD and DVD) donations are gladly accepted by the Harrisburg Library and the FOHL for sale in back of the library and at the FOHL booth at upcoming Harrisburg ARTWalks. All proceeds benefit the library with needed books and equipment and new and expanded programming -- and therefore, donations benefit the entire community! Donors will receive a tax receipt, but please remember, we CANNOT accept textbooks, magazines, computer software, encyclopedias, cassette tapes, videotapes, or LP records. For questions or more information, please contact the FOHL at [email protected]
HELP WANTED: The FOHL Board of Directors is looking for new board members and/or volunteers, particularly in the critical areas of fundraising and membership. Attendance is welcome at any board meeting, and anyone interested may send an email by clicking on the "Send an email to FOHL" link on this page, filling out the form in either the Volunteer or Contact Us sections of this web site, or sending your request directly to: [email protected]