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DB034746 The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas by Jeff Smith

Are you participating in our Kids Winter Reading program this year? Enjoy this guide of cooking/food themed titles you can download or order from us today!

Youth Ages 7-13

Thanks for signing up for our Winter Reading Challenge. To get you started, we've prepared some curated lists for you to order from us or download!

Youth Winter Reading List

ABLS Adult Summer Reading List for 2022. This year's theme is Oceans of Possibilities.

This 11th episode of Craig's Desk features how to set your default languages for searches in BARD, finding foreign language materials on our website and more on the NLS Marrakesh project.

Are you planning to participate in our writing contest and having trouble getting started? Here are some resources from our collection you may find helpful! We have resources available in talking book and braille formats!

Treasure seekers have been digging in Oak Island's "Money Pit," hoping to find an elusive treasure, for more than 200 years. But no one has hit the jackpot yet. Join us for the latest installment of our History's Mysteries series as speaker Bill Stepien takes you deep beneath the surface of Oak Island.

Here are some titles we’ve pulled from our collection to go with this year’s Summer Reading theme: Tails & Tales! This list is geared towards our younger patrons!

Here are some titles we’ve pulled from our collection to go with this year’s Summer Reading theme: Tails & Tales! This list is geared towards older kids and younger teens!


This 10th episode of Craig's Desk features an easier way to search BARD, downloading from the library's online catalog and a little bit about the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA

A list of books available to download or order from NCLBPH

Summer Reading suggestions for NCLBPH's younger patrons

A new episode of Craig's Desk is here. Want to learn more about the online catalog, downloading from BARD or anything else technology-related? Bring them to Craig's Desk. Get your questions answered on this show.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law is a comprehensive collection of legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.  

Court records are very important to research, especially in the 1700s and 1800s as many things went through the court. Bought land? It was proved in court. Died? Will and estate records were proved in court. These are just a few examples. In North Carolina, only 32 of 100 counties have no missing records. 36 had courthouse fires and 32 more counties have missing records for unknown reasons. That means just a bit over two-thirds of North Carolina counties has missing records. Despite the fires and missing records, it is important to remember there are other types of records that may be able to help you. A courthouse fire does not equate a total loss of records for the county. It is a good idea to examine all records that do exist.