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Halifax County Library System  

Your public library - more than books!
Last Updated: Aug 21, 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

*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:




Friday, April 18
Saturday, April 19

*Memorial Day

Saturday, May 24

Monday, May 26

*Independence Day

Friday, July 4
Saturday, July 5

*Labor Day

Saturday, August 30

Monday, September 1

*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.


Spring Into Reading

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.

Cover Art
The Daniel Plan - Rick Warren; Daniel Amen; Mark Hyman
ISBN: 9780310344292
Publication Date: 2013-12-03

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The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 9781410465320
Publication Date: 2014-01-08

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George Washington's Secret Six - Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger
ISBN: 9781595231031
Publication Date: 2013-11-05

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Standup Guy - Stuart Woods
ISBN: 9780399164156
Publication Date: 2014-01-07

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First Love - James Patterson; Emily Raymond; Sasha Illingworth (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780316207041
Publication Date: 2014-01-13

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The Gods of Guilt - Michael Connelly
ISBN: 9780316069519
Publication Date: 2013-12-02

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Command Authority - Tom Clancy; Mark Greaney
ISBN: 9780399160479
Publication Date: 2013-12-03

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Johnny Cash - Robert Hilburn
ISBN: 9780316194754
Publication Date: 2013-10-29

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Hunted - Karen Robards
ISBN: 9781451678710
Publication Date: 2013-12-10

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River Road - Jayne Ann Krentz
ISBN: 9780399165122
Publication Date: 2014-01-07

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Five Days in November - Clint Hill; Lisa McCubbin
ISBN: 9781476731490
Publication Date: 2013-11-19


Sweet Sounds At Our Summer Reading Program


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.





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.


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.


Available At Each Branch Of The Halifax County Library System

Ancestry Library Edition


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




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.


2013 Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program
Week 1


Week 2


Week 3




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