Location and Hours
33 Granville Street/P.O. Box 97
Halifax, NC 27839
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
Branch Manager - Halifax Library
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
Large print books
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
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 www.nclive.org 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.
Halifax's Most Popular Authors
Check Out Our Latest Reads
Check out these "new" and "coming soon" titles at
the Halifax Library! Click the link for availability.
If there is no link,
call the library for information.
HARVEST DAY ROSENWALD SCHOOL PROGRAM
HARVEST DAY ROSENWALD SCHOOL PROGRAM
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 http://nchistorytoday.wordpress.com/
Ms. Wegner spoke at the
Halifax County Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, June 14th.
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
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
HALLOWEEN TREAT: "THE CASE OF THE BATTERED BOOKS"
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.
CHRISTMAS IN HALIFAX