New Hanover County Public Library

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Become captivated in your family history; learn about your ancestors, family traditions, and heritage. Exploring and doc...
01/18/2022

Become captivated in your family history; learn about your ancestors, family traditions, and heritage. Exploring and documenting your family history can be a fun family-friendly project, and you never know who (or what) you will uncover in your quest! New Hanover County Public Library has a variety of user-friendly genealogy databases to assist in your pursuit of family history, many of which you can access remotely.
Check them out here: https://bit.ly/32fAGjS

Find something interesting? Share your discoveries in our Community Throwback Collection! https://nhcgov.librariesshare.com/communitythrowback/

#nhclibrary #familyhistory #genealogy #heritagequest #heritagehub #ancestry

This #MediaMonday we honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Learn more about Dr. King on Access Vide...
01/17/2022

This #MediaMonday we honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn more about Dr. King on Access Video. These videos and more are available now for free with your library card. #nhclibrary #MLKDay

This #MediaMonday we honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn more about Dr. King on Access Video. These videos and more are available now for free with your library card. #nhclibrary #MLKDay

It's #MartinLutherKingJrDay! Step back into history with this article from 1964 celebrating the civil rights leader's ac...
01/17/2022

It's #MartinLutherKingJrDay! Step back into history with this article from 1964 celebrating the civil rights leader's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize: bit.ly/3m78gzf @NewsBank #NewsBank

It's #MartinLutherKingJrDay! Step back into history with this article from 1964 celebrating the civil rights leader's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize: bit.ly/3m78gzf @NewsBank #NewsBank

Celebrate Black History Month by reading at least 3 books from our recommended reads list for K-6th grade. Then complete...
01/15/2022

Celebrate Black History Month by reading at least 3 books from our recommended reads list for K-6th grade. Then complete a survey for a chance to win a library craft pack and water bottle! https://bit.ly/34H87MS
Details are also available on the library calendar!
#nhclibrary #blackhistorymonth

Celebrate Black History Month by reading at least 3 books from our recommended reads list for K-6th grade. Then complete a survey for a chance to win a library craft pack and water bottle! https://bit.ly/34H87MS
Details are also available on the library calendar!
#nhclibrary #blackhistorymonth

01/15/2022

Happy National Hat Day! This Classic Storytime Challenge is about shoes. Shoes are like hats for your feet! The Shoemaker and the Elves

NCHPL's Pine Valley branch is an ecoEXPORE HotSpot to help you find wildlife to photograph to earn your badges! Plus, yo...
01/15/2022

NCHPL's Pine Valley branch is an ecoEXPORE HotSpot to help you find wildlife to photograph to earn your badges! Plus, you can check out a Discovery Pack for more tools to aid your search. Look for "ecoEXPLORE" in the library catalog to check out a Discovery Pack.

With a new year comes new badges! Which one excites you the most??
Check out the 2022 Badge Calendar yourself by visiting the website's badge page (https://www.ecoexplore.net/badges)!

01/14/2022

Attention Music Lovers and Witty Name Makers: The New Hanover County Public Library will soon be starting a page for local musicians to upload content, connect, and share. The only problem is WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT! Please help us out by submitting a witty name for a local music page. We will close the survey in two weeks and have the Library Staff vote for their favorite choice. Some similar pages are: Listen Up St. Louis, Local Music Project, Songwriter Showcase, Pocket City Music Preserve/Pocket City Sounds, Twinsburg Makes Music. Please be on the lookout for announcements regarding this collection and when it will be available!
Submit your suggestions here:
https://nhclibrary.libwizard.com/f/LocalMusicNameContest

#nhclibrary #localmusic

Throwback Thursday 1-13-2021: A Nineteenth Century Bicycle Race, In Four Parts“Beats the Record,” “Mr. R. J. F(S)ellers,...
01/13/2022

Throwback Thursday 1-13-2021: A Nineteenth Century Bicycle Race, In Four Parts

“Beats the Record,” “Mr. R. J. F(S)ellers, night operator at the telephone exchange of the Inter-State Telephone and Telegraph Company, is a long distance cyclist that is hard to down. Yesterday afternoon he beat the record from Wilmington to Wrightsville over the shell road*. He rose his wheel from the corner of Front and Princess streets to Captain E. W. Manning**’s gate in 23 minutes and 15 seconds. The distance is about nine miles. Who can beat it?” September 2, 1897, Wilmington Messenger

“The Cyclists on Their Metal,” “In yesterday’s Messenger we stated upon information from Mr. R. J. Sellers that on Wednesday afternoon he rode his bicycle from Front and Princess streets to Wrightsville, nine miles, in 23 ½ minutes. Last evening a note was hung on the copy hook of ye scribe, stating that Mr. George Phillips, a clerk in Messrs. T. H. Wright & Co.’s establishment, also made a record yesterday morning. The note went on to say that he left Fifth and Market streets at 6 a.m., and arrived at Captain Manning’s at 6:22 1-2 a.m. – the distance having been covered in 22 1-2 minutes. He rode a 100 gear machine. The distance ridden by Mr. Sellers was five squares greater than that ridden by Mr. Phillips. These riders are record breakers and there be bicyclists who are shaking their heads and are laying wagers that it can’t be done.” September 3, 1897, Wilmington Messenger

“Challenger for a Bicycle Race to Wrightsville,” “Mr. George Phillips: I would like to run you a race from Fifth and Market streets to Captain Manning’s gate at Wrightsville. I am also willing to bet $25.00 that you can’t make your run from Fifth and Market streets in 22 ½ minutes.
Yours very truly,
ROBERT J. SELLERS” September 4, 1897, Wilmington Messenger

“A Bike Race,”
“The bicycle race between Mr. Robert Sellers and Mr. George Phillips yesterday afternoon resulted in a victory for the former. The course extended from the intersection of Fifth and Market streets to Wrightsville and return. The start was made early in the afternoon, with the two wheelmen neck and neck and straining every muscle in hopes of obtaining mastery. Mr. Sellers, however, on the return trip gradually left his opponent and beat him to the goal by about one hundred yards.” September 11, 1897, Wilmington Star

Taken from clippings in the Bill Reaves Collection Subject Files, North Carolina Room, New Hanover County Public Library, January 12, 2022

* The “shell road” was the Wilmington and Coast Turnpike Company toll road from downtown to Masonboro, Greenville, and Wrightsville Sounds.

** Captain E. W. Manning owned a house on N 4th and Market Streets, but also a number of hotels in Wilmington and Wrightsville.

Enjoy our Throwback Thursday posts? Submit your own here: https://nhcgov.librariesshare.com/communitythrowback/

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The library will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. However the Northeast Librar...
01/13/2022

The library will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. However the Northeast Library will be open for the book sale ONLY from 3-7 PM. We hope to see you there!

The library will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. However the Northeast Library will be open for the book sale ONLY from 3-7 PM. We hope to see you there!

Do your kids love ABCmouse?  Did you know that your library card gives you home access? Win - Win!  Find out how to brin...
01/13/2022

Do your kids love ABCmouse? Did you know that your library card gives you home access? Win - Win!

Find out how to bring learning home and other great eResources at https://libguides.nhcgov.com/kids

#nhclibrary #bringlearninghome #freewithyourlibrarycard

Do your kids love ABCmouse? Did you know that your library card gives you home access? Win - Win!

Find out how to bring learning home and other great eResources at https://libguides.nhcgov.com/kids

#nhclibrary #bringlearninghome #freewithyourlibrarycard

Happy #YAWednesday! Did you know you can check out your #BookTok favs straight from the library? #nhclibrary
01/12/2022

Happy #YAWednesday! Did you know you can check out your #BookTok favs straight from the library? #nhclibrary

Happy #YAWednesday! Did you know you can check out your #BookTok favs straight from the library? #nhclibrary

Contribute to our Community Throwback Collection! Did you enjoy NHCPL's weekly Throwback Thursday posts? Now you can sha...
01/11/2022

Contribute to our Community Throwback Collection! Did you enjoy NHCPL's weekly Throwback Thursday posts? Now you can share your own! Digitally submit unique historical information and photographs that document the past in New Hanover County and the Lower Cape Fear region. For details and to submit your work visit https://nhcgov.librariesshare.com/communitythrowback/

Spread the word by sharing this post!

#nhclibrary #wilmingtonnc #localhistory #newhanovercounty #tbt

Contribute to our Community Throwback Collection! Did you enjoy NHCPL's weekly Throwback Thursday posts? Now you can share your own! Digitally submit unique historical information and photographs that document the past in New Hanover County and the Lower Cape Fear region. For details and to submit your work visit https://nhcgov.librariesshare.com/communitythrowback/

Spread the word by sharing this post!

#nhclibrary #wilmingtonnc #localhistory #newhanovercounty #tbt

01/11/2022
Free Child Custody Clinic

While Legal Aid is unable to offer representation in most custody cases, this presentation will provide you with an overview of custody law in North Carolina and guidance on how to file a custody complaint on your own. The presentation will also address the impact of the COVID-19 emergency on filing for custody at this time.

01/11/2022

REMINDER! Our library system is scheduled for updates tonight at around 7:30 PM. During this time your account and the library catalog will be unavailable for a two to three hour update period.

NHCPL is an ecoEXPLORE HotSpot and LoanSpot! Check out the wildlife and earn your ecoEXPLORE badge this winter. Learn mo...
01/11/2022

NHCPL is an ecoEXPLORE HotSpot and LoanSpot! Check out the wildlife and earn your ecoEXPLORE badge this winter. Learn more at ecoexplore.net or nhclibrary.org

This field season you are going to put your knowledge and experience to the test! To earn the Ornithology Year Two badge, you'll need to submit at least 10 observations of birds and complete one Ornithology Project.

Two projects are available to choose from. Project One can be done at anytime during the season, while Project Two is planned around the Great Backyard Bird Count, which occurs February 18-21, 2022. We encourage you to read over each of the projects and choose the one that works best with your schedule and comfort-level. These projects might be a little more challenging and time-intensive, but we hope they expand on your incredible scientist skills!

Visit your ecoEXPLORE Dashboard to find out YOUR requirements for this season's Ornithology Badge!
https://www.ecoexplore.net/

With Geolocation you can instantly access your BiblioBoard Library without ever having to log in! Easily access hundreds...
01/11/2022

With Geolocation you can instantly access your BiblioBoard Library without ever having to log in! Easily access hundreds of eBooks and local author content through the Biblioboard app or by visiting https://library.biblioboard.com/home #nhclibrary #ebooks #localauthors #biblioboard #homegrowncollection

With Geolocation you can instantly access your BiblioBoard Library without ever having to log in! Easily access hundreds of eBooks and local author content through the Biblioboard app or by visiting https://library.biblioboard.com/home #nhclibrary #ebooks #localauthors #biblioboard #homegrowncollection

01/10/2022

Our library system is scheduled for updates on Tuesday, January 11 at around 7:30 PM. During this time your account and the library catalog will be unavailable for a two to three hour update period.

01/10/2022

Friendly Reminder: Open Enrollment ends on January 15th. Come see us at New Hanover County Public Library this Wednesday to ask questions! You may be eligible for affordable health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

01/10/2022

Hoopla BingePass = unlimited streaming of great online content for 7 days with just a single Hoopla Instant borrow! Right now you can access Hoopla Magazines and The Great Courses Library Collection with BingePasses! Access Hoopla today with your library card! #MediaMonday #nhclibrary #hoopla #bingepass

Put a little sunshine in your Winter; see all the submitted Sunprints from Photo Club's November Take and Make Kits.
01/10/2022

Put a little sunshine in your Winter; see all the submitted Sunprints from Photo Club's November Take and Make Kits.

01/07/2022

Contribute to our Community Throwback Collection! Did you enjoy NHCPL's weekly Throwback Thursday posts? Now you can share your own! Digitally submit unique historical information and photographs that document the past in New Hanover County and the Lower Cape Fear region. For details and to submit your work visit https://nhcgov.librariesshare.com/communitythrowback/

Spread the word by sharing this post!

#nhclibrary #wimingtonnc #localhistory #newhanovercounty #tbt #throwbackthursday

City of Wilmington, NC Government New Hanover County Government, NC Visit Wilmington, North Carolina Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington New Hanover County NAACP NC African American Heritage Commission North Carolina Museum of History Cape Fear Museum NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources North Carolina Expatriates Only In North Carolina Exploring North Carolina Our State Magazine Port City Daily Wilmington Today Wilmington Magazine Visit Wilmington, NC and Beaches Downtown Wilmington, NC UNCW History Department The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at the Latimer House North Carolina Genealogical Society Cape Fear Explorers

Explore eBooks by local authors or create your own with BiblioBoard! See https://libguides.nhcgov.com/writes for more de...
01/06/2022

Explore eBooks by local authors or create your own with BiblioBoard! See https://libguides.nhcgov.com/writes for more details.

#nhclibrary #biblioboard #ebooks #localauthors

Explore eBooks by local authors or create your own with BiblioBoard! See https://libguides.nhcgov.com/writes for more details.

#nhclibrary #biblioboard #ebooks #localauthors

01/06/2022
Free Social Security Clinic

This clinic will explain the different types of Social Security Disability benefits; the eligibility requirements for benefits; how to apply for benefit and what to do if your application is denied.

Contribute to our Community Throwback Collection! Did you enjoy NHCPL's weekly Throwback Thursday posts? Now you can sha...
01/06/2022

Contribute to our Community Throwback Collection! Did you enjoy NHCPL's weekly Throwback Thursday posts? Now you can share your own! Digitally submit unique historical information and photographs that document the past in New Hanover County and the Lower Cape Fear region. For details and to submit your work visit https://nhcgov.librariesshare.com/communitythrowback/

Spread the word by sharing this post!

#nhclibrary #wimingtonnc #localhistory #newhanovercounty #tbt #throwbackthursday

City of Wilmington, NC Government New Hanover County Government, NC Visit Wilmington, North Carolina Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington New Hanover County NAACP NC African American Heritage Commission North Carolina Museum of History Cape Fear Museum NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources North Carolina Expatriates Only In North Carolina Exploring North Carolina Our State Magazine Port City Daily Wilmington Today Wilmington Magazine Visit Wilmington, NC and Beaches Downtown Wilmington, NC UNCW History Department The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at the Latimer House North Carolina Genealogical Society Cape Fear Explorers

Contribute to our Community Throwback Collection! Did you enjoy NHCPL's weekly Throwback Thursday posts? Now you can share your own! Digitally submit unique historical information and photographs that document the past in New Hanover County and the Lower Cape Fear region. For details and to submit your work visit https://nhcgov.librariesshare.com/communitythrowback/

Spread the word by sharing this post!

#nhclibrary #wimingtonnc #localhistory #newhanovercounty #tbt #throwbackthursday

City of Wilmington, NC Government New Hanover County Government, NC Visit Wilmington, North Carolina Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington New Hanover County NAACP NC African American Heritage Commission North Carolina Museum of History Cape Fear Museum NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources North Carolina Expatriates Only In North Carolina Exploring North Carolina Our State Magazine Port City Daily Wilmington Today Wilmington Magazine Visit Wilmington, NC and Beaches Downtown Wilmington, NC UNCW History Department The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at the Latimer House North Carolina Genealogical Society Cape Fear Explorers

01/05/2022

Due to rain the storytime at the arboretum will be under the ability garden shelter.

Brrr - cold weather!
01/04/2022

Brrr - cold weather!

Brrr - cold weather!

01/04/2022
Free Criminal Expungement Clinic

Today’s Clinic will discuss expunction law in North Carolina and help you to determine if you are eligible for an expungement.

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201 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC
28401

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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(910) 798-6300

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Thank you for the craft bags!
Here's a new book for you...https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-63586-111-2 And I'd love to see local authors' books, like Marisol Sanchez' book The Name Game, on the voter list for junior readers. Thanks much for the great job AND for the Cape Fear Voices newspaper in the lobby. All the stories and articles are written by local authors!
Thanks for hosting an Early Voting location!!!
Recently I received a "newletter" email that stated the upcoming week was "bisexual awarness week." Why is the library involved in that?
Summer reading list here we come! Thanks for offering such fun incentives for our kiddos to love books from the very beginning 🥰 📚
just found a guide to books that take place in NC!
Reading envelope- Gracie Willis
My husband just said that it's probably time to stock up for the virus. So he's going to run to Sam's Club. I'm going to hit the library. 😆📚📚📚😎
Thank you Ms. Teresa for helping Ruthie’s class mascot, Jose, learn how to check out books!
Does anyone else have trouble with axis 360 not working or crashing their Kindle Fire? I can barely get through a few pages, once the book finally opens, before it shuts down. I would love to know if there’s a work around.
The library's staff "disliked books" list display on at the Main Library right now is great!