Pop-up library makes Rodanthe debut, next event set for Wednesday

Published 3:06 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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The first ever Dare County Pop-Up Library was held recently in Rodanthe and will be back June 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building.

Dillon Hawpe was a bit shy May 3. Asked how old he was, he lifted a hand and raised one, two, three and four fingers and stopped.

Dillon, who came with his father, left the community building with books checked out on his own library card.

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Remember the days of the book mobile? This pop-up library is similar.

Library patrons can call Hatteras Village Branch manager Michelle Lord at 252-986-2385 and ask her to bring books with specific titles or genres or about various subjects to the next pop-up library. Patrons can check out the books for a month or return the books to book drop at the Chicamacomico Banks Fire and Rescue Station in Rodanthe.

The first pop-up library event had selections for adults and children.

And come on June 7 for seeds; a patron asked for the library’s seed library to come to the Rodanthe pop-up.

Bonny Pugh Somers was excited about the listing for Dare Library’s Virtual Library that “never closes.” Go to DareNC.gov/VirtualLibrary to explore the options. Somers was excited about all the offerings available, like over 500 online lifelong learning courses. Some 100 of the offerings are without an instructor and are delivered by watching video lessons.

The Dare Digital Heritage Collection covers over 70 years of Dare County Times and The Coastland Times. Also available is a complete set of Sea Chest Magazines written by Cape Hatteras School high school students from 1973 to 2002.

Other virtual offerings are creativebug, cloud library for ebooks and audio books, NC Live, NC Kids digital library for pre-schoolers through grade 4 through the Libby app.

The address for the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building is 23646 NC 12, Rodanthe, across from the historic Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station.