Library Closure As recommended by public safety officials, state government facilities in downtown Raleigh, including the State Library of North Carolina, will be closed through Wed., Jan. 20

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Each year the May 15 issue of Library Journal features the American Library Association’s list of Notable Government Documents for the previous year. Sixty documents are selected for three categories of government publications. Twenty federal government publications, twenty publications from state or local governments and twenty publications from international governments. This year the 2018 Notable Government Documents list featured five titles from North Carolina. Three of these are available online and two are print only. The publications cover a variety of topics but are all produced by North Carolina government agencies.

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More than 80,000 state employees work diligently for the State of North Carolina in 178 different state agencies. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached North Carolina, many state employees found themselves working in drastically different situations and environments, many even teleworking from home. Here at the Government & Heritage Library (GHL), we understand the importance of having accessible resources available to help you provide the best service to the public in these trying times. To assist with the research endeavors state employees across North Carolina engage in to help keep our great state running, the GHL is proud to announce the State Employee Research Guide (https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libguides.com/stateemployees)!

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Labor Day is coming up.  Labor Day has been a national holiday for over a hundred years.  Congress made the first Monday in September a legal holiday in 1894.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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Summer is over. Nights will grow longer and longer until the winter solstice and holidays. Halloween and Día de Muertos have ushered in cool nights and an eerie mood perfect for gathering around a campfire. And campfire entertainment should always include ghost stories. Spooky stories, ballads and tall tales are a great way to share some of our rich North Carolina heritage with family and friends. 

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