is a one book, one-community project started in Wayne County, N.C. in 2004. In addition to discussing each book’s literary merits, WCR provides free public programs such as lectures, exhibits, performances, films, discussions, demonstrations, contests and festivals that explore the themes and issues in the books.
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by Tara Westover, recounts a young woman’s struggles to gain an education and through that, a way out of her harsh life with her Mormon survivalist family living in Idaho. Programs will be held during the month of March, and will focus on lifelong learning, and its role in building resiliency.
The book can be borrowed from local Wayne County Public Library branches or purchased from the Wayne Community College Bookstore and Books-A-Million in Goldsboro.
The 2019 Wayne County Reads partners include:
- Wayne Community College
- Wayne County Public Library
- Literacy Connections
- University of Mount Olive
- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Library
- Wayne County Public Schools
The Book Club at Steele Memorial
Meets every 2nd Thursday from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Please call to register, 919-299-8105 ext. 8001.
New Dawn Inspirational Book Club (Senior House, 903 E. Ash St.)
Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Senior House, 903 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro. Please call to find out the latest title at 919-735-1824, ext. 5102.
Wanye County Who-Done-It Readers
Meets the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00PM for mystery novel enthusiasts. For more information call 919-735-1824 ext. 5121.
S.A.S.I.E. Club (ages 8-12)
Every other Monday
Register at 919-705-1893
We are STEAMing at the Fremont Library! Come be a part of our new innovative group, the S.A.S.I.E. Club. We are: Serious About Science & Internet Exploration. We’ll be making robotic creations and discovering safe and fun ways to explore the Internet. We’ll also be reading and discussing books. There is no charge to join the club, but seating is limited and registration is necessary – registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Young Readers (K-2nd grade)
Beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Register at: 919-735-1824, ext. 2
Come read, sing, and play with us! We will read your favorite picture books, craft, & some other fun activities. Please register.
Book Worms (3rd-5th grade)
Beginning Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Register at: 919-735-1824, ext. 2
Join us for a night full of books, talking, activities, and laughter! We’ll read a selected book each month. Please register, there will be limited space. Please register.
Book Buddies is the outreach services extension of the Wayne County Public Library. The library seeks to provide high-quality reading material of interest to all members of our community. Contact the library if you or someone you know can benefit from these services.
Services for Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Centers
Book Buddies is for facilities that serve residents who are unable to live on their own. Once a month, a library staff member or volunteer will bring an assortment of books to your facility based on what residents are interested in reading.
Contact Rose Waters
at 919-735-1824 for more information.
This series is presented by guest speaker, Elvira Johnson, Career Counselor at Wayne Community College, on job skills for those who are looking to start or change into a new career. Ms. Johnson gives excellent and invaluable advice to help any determined job seeker along their way.
This four part series is posted on the WCPL facebook, but you can catch the Youtube Links below.
Karen, our resident crafting expert, walks us through some simple crafts in these virtual craft courses. Crafting videos will be release weekly as part of the Summer Reading Program 2020. We will be making Glass Gem Magnets, Summer under Glass, Flowers in a Frame and more!
For those who need help with instructions or supplies, sign up for the Crafting Program here!
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This program is focused on teens, but people of any age can have fun performing these easy-to-do STEAM activities using basic household items!
Click Here for the Teen STEAM playlist!