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Halifax County Library System  

Your public library - more than books!
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Location and Hours

33 Granville Street/P.O. Box 97
Halifax, NC 27839

252-583-8661 (Fax)

The library is open:

Monday:  8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday:    9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Barbara Valdes,
Branch Manager - Halifax Library



About Halifax

The Halifax Library is the main branch of the Halifax County Library System.  There are four other branches:  Enfield, Littleton, Scotland Neck, and Weldon.

The library has available for community use, a 20 person capacity conference room and a 188 seat auditorium.
There is no charge for the rooms; however, they must be reserved ahead of time.  Guidelines for their use have been established by the Halifax County Board of Trustees.



Programs and Services

Faxing: 50 cents per page

Copies:  10 cents per page

Public access computers (2 hour limit per day)
15 cents per page to print in black and white 
$1.00 per page for color

Wireless access availability

Microfilm reader machine

Interlibrary loan

Large print books


Upcoming Events

2014 Calendar of events at Halifax County Library
(Times will be announced on flyers closer to date of program)


*Annual Halloween Play-Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00pm

*Flag Etiquette Program-Saturday, November 15, at 10 am

*Christmas in Halifax- Saturday, December 13


Holiday Closing Schedule

2014 Halifax County Library Holiday Schedule


The library will be CLOSED on the following days for

Holiday observances:



*Veteran's Day
Tuesday, November 11


Thursday, November 27

Friday, November 28

Saturday, November 29



Wednesday, December 24

Thursday, December 25

Friday, December 26

*New Years Day, 2015
Thursday, January 1



Check It Out

NC Live is an excellent resource for librarians but it should be one for you too. There is so much information from college test preparation to information on small engine repair. If you want to check it out, call the library for more information on how to access the website with our password.



Library outreach services are available to those individuals unable to travel to any of our five libraries. If you are interested in outreach services, please call 583-3631.


Check Out Our Latest Reads

Check out these "new" and "coming soon" titles at
Halifax Library! Click the link for availability.
If there is no link,

call the library for information.

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Hard Choices - Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN: 9781476751443
Publication Date: 2014-06-10

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Walking on Water - Richard Paul Evans
ISBN: 9781451628319
Publication Date: 2014-05-06

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Top Secret - W. E. B. Griffin; William E. Butterworth
ISBN: 9780399171239
Publication Date: 2014-08-05

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The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness
ISBN: 9780670025596
Publication Date: 2014-07-15

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Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness
ISBN: 9780670023486
Publication Date: 2012-07-10

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The Cat That God Sent - J. P. Kraus
ISBN: 9781630888077
Publication Date: 2014-07-15

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The Dog That Talked to God - J. P. Kraus
ISBN: 9781630888084
Publication Date: 2014-07-15

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Designated Daughters - Margaret Maron
ISBN: 9781455545285
Publication Date: 2014-08-12

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Heroes Are My Weakness - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
ISBN: 9780062106070
Publication Date: 2014-08-26

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Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day - Ann B. Ross
ISBN: 9780670024377
Publication Date: 2014-08-19

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Mean Streak - Sandra Brown
ISBN: 9781455581122
Publication Date: 2014-08-19

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Tom Clancy Support and Defend - Mark Greaney
ISBN: 9780399173349
Publication Date: 2014-07-22

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Harbor of the Heart - Katherine Spencer
ISBN: 9780425264287
Publication Date: 2014-04-01

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Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder - Margaret Truman; Donald Bain
ISBN: 9780765333674
Publication Date: 2014-07-15

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The Beekeeper's Ball - Susan Wiggs
ISBN: 9781460330074
Publication Date: 2014-07-01

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Swan Point - Sherryl Woods
ISBN: 9780778316428
Publication Date: 2014-07-29





On Saturday, October 4, a special program starting at 1 PM during Harvest Day will be held at the Allen Grove Rosenwald School, located just outside of Halifax, at the 4-H Rural Life Center.

Stephanie Deutsch, author of You Need a School House will speak. Her book tells the story of the shared vision of Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, and how it resulted in the construction of school buildings for African American children throughout the south.

Ms. Deutsch, a Washington, DC based writer, says she became interested in the story of the Rosenwald Schools, because her husband is a great-grandson of Julius Rosenwald.  Her book, You Need a Schoolhouse, came out in 2011; one hundred years after Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald met.  She is an active member of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, a nonprofit that gives away grants primarily to causes benefitting children. In addition to her presentation, she will also hold a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at that for $20.00 each.  Cash or personal checks will be accepted.

The Allen Grove Rosenwald School was moved to the rural life center from its original site on Hwy 561. Several descendents of Cary Pittman, builder of the Allen Grove School, as well as several other Rosenwald Schools in the area, are sponsoring the program, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call the Halifax County Library at 583-3631.


    Halifax County Genealogical Society

    Ray Sasser-Halifax County Genealogical Society President; Gail Shaw-Genealogy Department Librarian; Martha Denton, President of the Roanoke Rapids Chapter 2332 of the UDC;  Ansley Herring Wegner, Author

    Ansley Herring Wegner, a native of Wilson, has worked in the Office of Archives and History since 1994.  She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and worked in various jobs, including as a private investigator, before deciding to return to school.  She earned a master’s degree in Public History from NC State and began her career in the State Archives search room. Wegner has been with the Research Branch since 2000.  She is the author of two books, History for All the People: One Hundred Years of Public History in North Carolina and Phantom Pain: North Carolina’s Artificial-Limbs Program for Confederate Veterans, and contributed to The Governors of North Carolina and William S. Powell’s Encyclopedia of North Carolina.  Wegner is the editor of Carolina Comments, the blog of the Office of Archives and History, and writer and editor of  This Day in North Carolina History at

    Ms. Wegner spoke at the

    Halifax County Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, June 14th.





    Available At Each Branch Of The Halifax County Library System

    Ancestry Library Edition


    Sweet Sounds At Our Summer Reading Program


    Quiz Bowl 2014

      First Place: Roanoke Rapids High School

      Second Place: Halifax Academy


           Other Participating Teams

            KIPP Pride High School

    Southeast Halifax High School

       Northwest Halifax High School

    We would like to thank all the teams for coming out to compete in the annual QB competition.  Thank you as well to Commissioner Pierce and all those who gave their time to make it a successful event.


    Author Comes to Halifax County Library

    Roanoke Rapids native, Bill Robinson, an US Air Force crew chief, was captured in North Vietnam on September 20, 1965, and endured 2,703 days as a Prisoner of War.  His ordeal was documented in his book The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson.  Mr. Robinson spoke about his book at the Halifax County Library on May 2, 2014.


    Battle of the Books 2014

    THANK  YOU!!

    We would like to send a special "THANK YOU" to the Moderator, Magda Baligh and Judges Delores Amason and Ginny Orvedahl for taking time to help us out. Thank you to Earl Cain for providing the sound system. Also, from reading the books and writing questions to creating flyers to helping out at the competition, just about the whole library staff was involved and for that we want to let them know we appreciate their participation.

    First Place: Halifax Academy

    Second Place: Enfield Middle School




    Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

    We would like to thank Captain Scott Hall, from the Halifax County Sheriff's department, for coming to the Halifax Library to share information on ways to identify and prevent bullying.




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