Thursday, October 27, 2022

SLNC News - October 2022 Fall 2022 Edition

We're happy to welcome Duplin County Library to NC Cardinal.
Oct 27, 2022

NC Cardinal

We're happy to welcome Duplin County Library to NC Cardinal.

The Duplin County Library branches include Dorothy Wightman in Kenansville, Phillip Leff Memorial in Beulaville, Emily Hill in Faison, Florence Gallier in Magnolia, Rose Hill in Rose Hill, and Warsaw - Kornegay Public Library in Warsaw. Their website is

Through resource sharing, Duplin County Library users now have access to over 7 million items in other NC Cardinal libraries.

In the coming months, NC Cardinal will welcome the Gibsonville Public Library in December, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library in February, and Stanly County in May.

Each fall, the State Library accepts applications from libraries interested in joining the consortium the following fiscal year. Applications are due November 1, 2022. Libraries pay no fees during their migration year and their first full year of membership. If you are interested in an estimate for your library system, please get in touch with Benjamin Murphy, NC Cardinal Program Manager, at

NC Cardinal is a program of the State Library of North Carolina, supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Federal Library Services and Technology Act. To learn more about NC Cardinal and its services, please visit

Digital Inclusion Spotlight

Recently the Iredell County Public Library had the opportunity to offer digital literacy classes to the population of Iredell County. To do this, the library partnered with Iredell-Statesville Schools to reach low-income families currently enrolled in areas identified as having reduced accessibility to library services. This project is supported by Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) funds awarded to the State Library of North Carolina as recommended by the Andreas Harris Task Force. 

Visit to read about Iredell County Public Library's digital literacy classes. Thank you to Iredell County Public Library staff for sharing their experience with us.

If you'd like us to spotlight your library's digital inclusion efforts, don't hesitate to contact Jackie Haske, Digital Inclusion Librarian,

Updated SLNC Government & Heritage Library Hours of Operation

Operating hours for the SLNC Government & Heritage Library changed in September. Updated on-site hours are as follows:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

You can find up-to-date hours and additional information on the SLNC Government & Heritage Library's contact page at

Tar Heel Talk – Fall Issue

The Fall 2022 issue of the Tar Heel Talk, the official newsletter of the SLNC Accessible Books and Library Services! Available in digital-only formats: talking book, PDF, digital braille, and Word. This issue features a volunteer spotlight, learning how to listen to previous writing contest winners, meet new staff, and more. Get the current issue of the Tar Heel Talk at

LSTA Grant Opportunity Reminder

The 2023-2024 fiscal year LSTA grant program is now open and accepting applications. If your library plans to apply for a Project Grant (complex projects, $50,000 minimum request), don’t forget to submit the required Letter of Intent (LOI) Application by November 1, 2022. Applications for EZ Grants and Project Grants are both due March 1, 2023; only project grants require a letter of intent. Learn more about LSTA Grants at

New SLNC Government & Heritage Library Videos

Visit the SLNC YouTube channel to explore videos from recent SLNC Government & Heritage Library educational programs related to North Carolina historical and genealogical research, history, and authors. View recordings of recent programs at