North Carolina & The Great War

North Carolina & The Great War
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is excited to announce a new two-year blog project to celebrate the centennial of World War I. North Carolina and the Great War will explore WWI topics and their relation to North Carolina. During the war, North Carolina sent 86,457 soldiers off to fight for the United States. ...

East Albemarle and BHM Regional Libraries awarded ALSC Grant 1

The Association for Library Service to Children released is most recent round of Strengthening Communities Through Libraries mini-grant winners including Camden Public Library, apart of East Albemarle Regional Library and Martin Memorial Library, apart of BHM Regional Library.  Award winners receive $5,000 to implement STEAM programming for children in their communities during non-school times.  This grant is ...

Monthly Report: December 2016 1

Monthly Report: December 2016
What’s new? -GHL’s new “Book-A-Librarian” sessions are proving popular with genealogists. Kay Tillotson, Genealogical Research Librarian, held four one-on-one sessions with researchers. One expressed her gratitude and said she now has some strategies that have never occurred to her before: “I never thought of obvious social history and events and the real necessity of my knowing that ...

Hurricane Matthew Relief

The State Library wants to help those libraries still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in the 49 counties identified by FEMA. We’ve developed a modified EZ Grant program to help replace items available to the public (such as library books, computers, furnishings, etc.) that were destroyed as a result of Hurricane Matthew AND that are not ...

Pilcrow Foundation Grants for Children’s Books

Rural public libraries in the United States that have suffered loss and damage due to recent natural disasters (flooding, fire, hurricanes, etc.) may be eligible for special non-matching grants: Disaster Relief Grant information. Children’s Book Project Grant Information Please read all the information below to determine if your library is eligible for a grant under ...

LSTA Grant Announcement

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is implementing a new online Grants Management System (GMS). This system has been developed by the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and should provide benefits for grant applicants as well as grant-making agencies. The State Library will be using this new system for its 2017 LSTA grant program. If ...

New Director: Virginia Sharp March, Onslow County Public Library 6

New Director: Virginia Sharp March, Onslow County Public Library
Virginia Sharp March is the new Director of the Onslow County Public Library.  Previously, she was the Director of the Perry Public Library (Lake County), Ohio for 10 years and was previously the Director of the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library in Ashtabula, Ohio.  She was active in the Ohio library community, having served as the chairperson ...

New Director: Albemarle Regional Library 4

New Director: Albemarle Regional Library
Congratulations to Jennifer Patterson, the new director of Albemarle Regional Library. Jennifer was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She graduated from Winston-Salem State in May of 2010 with a BA in History and minors in Middle Grades Education and English. A little more about herself, in her own words: “I have always been ...

Monthly Report: November 2016

Monthly Report: November 2016
In cooperation with the Governor Morehead School and the Division of Services for the Blind, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) sponsored a program “A Celebration of Cooking” at the Governor Morehead School. The main speaker was Christine Ha, who has a visual impairment and won the Master Chef competition on TV. ...

North Carolina Library Director’s Association Awards

The North Carolina Library Director Association held their annual awards banquet in Chapel Hill, December 1.  Congratulations to the following award recipients: Personal Awards: Library Champion and Distinguished Service Award: Rep. Pat McElraft (13th District) Lifetime Achievement Award: Louise Humphrey (former director of Hickory Public Library) Library Friend of the Year: John Wright (Madison County ...