For youth living in Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Wayne counties, the State Library of North Carolina is offering scholarships to earn a high school diploma through Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School. The program, provided to public libraries by Gale, part of Cengage Group, is designed to help adults obtain their high school diploma entirely online. The program, provided to public libraries by Gale, part of Cengage Group, is designed to help adults obtain their high school diploma entirely online, as well as prepare them for college or the workplace and is a collaboration between the State Library of North Carolina and local public libraries in participating counties. Please read the full announcement at https://slnc.info/HSDiploma.
This program was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-252476-OLS-22).
New Research Guide: North Carolina Freedom Park
This guide contains information about the creation of the North Carolina Freedom Park and its board members, an overview of African American history in North Carolina, and the themes of freedom as they relate to culture, education, business, and law. Please find the North Carolina Freedom Park Research Guide at https://slnc.info/NCFreedomPark.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Celebrate by visiting your local library to get your card today!
“I’ve always viewed libraries and the materials they hold as a gateway to a broader and in most cases, unknown world. As a historian, libraries are crucial to my ability to engage and develop a better understanding of the people, places, and things that have preceded us.” - Dr. Darin J. Waters, Deputy Secretary & Director Office of Archives and History
Apply for a SLNC Government & Heritage Library Card
Request your SLNC Government & Heritage Library card to access online resources and explore all things North Carolina. Apply today at https://slnc.info/GHLcard.
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NC DNCR) is thrilled to invite North Carolina’s libraries to be a part of an exciting initiative that celebrates North Carolina's unique heritage – the North Carolina Moonshine and Motorsports Trail! Your involvement could greatly enhance the project.
About the Moonshine and Motorsports Trail
The Moonshine and Motorsports Trail is an initiative that intertwines the rich history of moonshine production and the exhilarating world of motorsports in North Carolina. This trail offers a captivating journey through historic sites, natural landscapes, and racetracks across the state, creating a tapestry that tells the fascinating story of North Carolina's Moonshine and Motorsports legacy.
How You Can Contribute
We are seeking collaborators who can share stories, images, and artifacts related to moonshine production and motorsports. Your insights and resources could provide valuable contributions to this captivating history.
Please contact Karl Galloway, project coordinator, at email@example.com. Thank you for considering being a part of the Moonshine and Motorsports Trail. Your participation will undoubtedly enrich the project and provide a unique perspective that will captivate audiences far and wide.
National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) will occur on September 19, 2023. NVRD is a nonpartisan civic holiday seeking to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities and resources. Find out how to participate and access the State Library NRVD Toolkit https://slnc.info/NVRD.
Tar Heel Talk
The Fall 2023 issue of the Tar Heel Talk, the official newsletter of the SLNC Accessible Books and Library Services is now here! Available in digital-only formats: talking book, PDF, digital braille, and Word. This issue features new ABLS Director Catherine Rubin, the launch of the 2023 writing contest, and more. Get the current issue of the Tar Heel Talk at slnc.info/TarHeelTalk.