Winter Reading Returns!

Join us for the annual Winter Reading program at RCPL! Winter Reading is a three-month program for ages 12 and under. Registration begins on December 11 and will continue until the end of the program. The kick-off event is on December 16 at 1 pm. Participants may register in the Children’s Area of the Library. Story Time and themed crafts will be every Monday & Thursday at 4 pm. Children will keep a log of books read from December 11 (registration) to February 17 (finale) for free prizes! The finale event is February 17 at 1 pm.
For more information visit: Winter Reading at RCPL

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~ Dawn Sargent

Reading Challenge Feedback

  • Have you read a classic before?
  • Do you read other genres or just stay in one type of fiction?
  • What about a biography? Is there someone you would like to learn more about?
  • Have you listened to an audiobook or read an ebook?
  • Have you read nonfiction? You know facts! Reality….the truth

Maybe now is the time to try one or all of these.  Expand your horizons…….push your brain envelope 🙂

The Rowan County Public Library’s first Reading Challenge is two months away from being complete!  Did you participate this year?  How did you do?  What would you like to read that you have not read before?

The 2017 RCPL Reading Challenge was coordinated by staff member Deborah Smith after she discovered a reading challenge on Tim Challies blog page.  Challies is a blogger, author, and book reviewer.  The reading challenge was designed to inspire patrons to read more and to broaden their scope of reading.  In addition to physical books, patrons could check out books on Kindles, Audio CDs, MP3s, and Playaways.  Ebooks and audiobooks may be downloaded via OverDrive and hoopla using their library card number.

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If you were a participant, we want to hear from you!  A brief survey will be available at the circulation desk to fill out for an opportunity to win a prize!

Also, be on the lookout for the 2018 RCPL Reading Challenge.  That’s why we want your feedback.  Tell us how we can make it better.  What can we change?  The new Reading Challenge will be available during the last week of December 2017 so you can start your New Year off right!

~ Julie Carroll

Drop Your Drawers @ YOUR Rowan County Public Library


Make your next visit to the Library a brief one, for a good cause, as part of your Rowan County  Public Library’s Drop Your Drawers campaign.

Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, from November 1 through December 31, at the Library or with the Rowan County Bookmobile. Donations will help replenish Rowan County elementary schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Center.

The need is great. Schools are handing out many pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.

The Library’s goal is to receive at least 500 pairs. Underwear will be distributed evenly to the elementary schools in Rowan County: Clearfield, McBrayer, Rodburn, and Tilden Hogge.

The Drop Your Drawers campaign is easily recognizable by the popular character of Captain Underpants by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey.

Visit the “Drop Your Drawers” page!