Knightdale, NC: East Regional Library Programs for June 2021

Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley
Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley

East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, North Carolina, will be offering programs for youth and adults during June 2021. Summer @ the Library kicks-off on Monday, June 14, 2021.

Check out East Regional Library online.

Note: This library is part of Wake County Public Libraries, and will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.


Youth Programs/Resources

Express Book Bags For Kids and Teens

A bag of personalized picks to grab and go. Tell us what you like, we`ll select and checkout books just for you. Available for kids, teens and adults. Forms can be filled out at the library or submitted online. To complete the form online, visit

Custom Book Lists For Kids and Teens

Looking for a good book? We can suggest some for you! Fill out a brief form online and our librarians will create a customized book list of eight to ten titles for you to try. To complete the form online, visit

Kids Book Bundles

Fill out a brief online form indicating a pick up time giving a 24 hour notice. The form allows patrons to choose 10 or 20 books from picture books, beginning reader and board books. Librarians choose books to fulfill the request, check them out, and package them in a bag, ready for pickup. To complete the form online, visit

Play Your Way To K

You and your child can Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play your way to a successful launch to kindergarten wherever you are! The new structure rotates through a variety of incentives to keep participants playing multiple times. Each one relates back to one of the five elements of Every Child Ready to Read. They are:

  • Talk – Reading Tube
  • Sing – Shaker Egg
  • Read – Larger individual bubbles
  • Write – Crayons
  • Play – Scarves

Each incentive is awarded over a two month period and then rotated out. After ten months, children should be able to cultivate their own at-home ECRR kit. Then begin the rotation all over again!

K-5th Adventures On The Go

K-5th grade kids read, create, discover, and explore through hands-on activities. Materials and instructions provided. This month`s craft will be Sunglasses and a Pinwheel.

Teen Craft On The Go

All the supplies and instructions included. Available for teens in 6-10th grades. Grab a kit and get crafting. Ask a staff member if you have any questions. This month`s craft will be Shrinky Dink Keychains.

Storytime Anytime

Children gain essential literacy tools in storytime while enjoying stories and songs. See storytimes presented by your favorite Wake County librarians anytime online! Baby, toddler, preschool, family, and bilingual storytimes are available at

Storytime On The Go

A bundle of themed songs, books, rhymes, and activities. A DIY storytime bundle just for you and yours. Talk, sing, read, write, and play.

Make sure to mark your calendar for Summer @ the Library which kicks-off on June 14, 2021.

Adult Programs

Webinars for Adults

For a complete list of library virtual programs and webinars visit

Princeton Review Virtual SAT Practice Test:  June 1-13, 2021

Experts at The Princeton Review cover everything you need to know about the SAT in this virtual seminar. Learn how the test is built and structured and what that means for you the test-taker. Catch up on the content tested on the SAT and how the test is scored. Get a sense of how one prepares for the SAT as well as the range of resources available.

Are You Ready to Start a Business?  Thursday, June 3, 2021 @ 6:30-8pm

If you’re considering becoming a small business owner, you’ll want to attend this seminar to learn what it takes, what challenges and pitfalls you can expect, and what proven steps you can take to greatly increase your chance of success. Register for these free workshops online:

Estate Planning for Small Business Owners:  Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ noon-1:30pm

This one-hour workshop starts with an explanation of estate planning and why it is important for small busi-ness owners. Presenters will discuss the steps to create an estate plan and what small business owners need to know to protect their businesses, customers, and families. Register for these free workshops online:

Princeton Review ACT Practice Test:  June 14-27, 2021

Do you want to improve your ACT score? This online experience will provide you the opportunity to take a full-length practice exam. Following the exam, you will receive a comprehensive score report discussing your performance. For ages 16 and up.

Grants & Scholarships for College:  Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 6-7pm

Grants and scholarships are financial aid that you generally do not have to repay. This presentation will take you through the process of identifying the right grant or scholarship. Register with your email to receive a Zoom invitation: This program is part of WCPL’s Level Up initiative.

The Art of Connecting through Meditation:  Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 6:30-7:30pm

Reconnect with your inner self and others through meditative techniques with long-time meditator, Dr. Richard Seader. The session includes a short, guided meditation. Register to receive your zoom access:

eCommerce with Tools:  Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 6:30-8pm

In this presentation, you will learn options for eCommerce websites and how to develop them. We will present common marketing tips around using these websites. Register for these free workshops online at

Protecting Your Brand! Intellectual Property Tips:  Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ noon-1:30pm

Protecting your unique business name, your inventions and other confidential information is essential for business success. This workshop is designed to assist small business owners in understanding their intellectual property rights and outlines steps to protect their business smarts from those who may try to use or copy their intellectual property. Register for free workshops online:

Business Research Made Easy:  Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 6-7pm

Thinking of starting a business? Take this virtual, one-hour librarian-led workshop and learn ways to leverage your library card to find the information you need through library databases. Register to receive your zoom access:

How to Start a Business with Almost No Money:  Friday, June 25, 2021 @ noon-1:30pm

In this course, we identify the required expenses to start a business, how to reduce your startup cost and fees associated with obtaining licenses, permits, and incorporating your business. This course will provide information on marketing expenses, insurance costs, potential legal fees, and how to turn your hobby or your passion into a source of income. Register for workshops via

Are You Nonprofit Ready?  Monday, June 28, 2021 @ noon-1:30pm

This workshop will explain how to follow your passion and develop a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. You will be introduced to the tools and resources for managing a nonprofit. You will also learn what it takes to apply for and be awarded grants that will help your nonprofit thrive. Register for these free workshops online:

Princeton Review SAT Scores & Strategy Session: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 @ 5-6pm

The experts at The Princeton Review cover everything you need to know about the SAT in this virtual seminar. See how the test is built, structured and how that will impact you as a test-taker. Learn what content is tested on the SAT and how the test is scored. This session will show you how to prepare for the SAT and the range of resources available to support you in your preparation.

Introduction to CFNC:  Wednesday, June 30, 2021 @ 6-7pm

Applying to college is exciting but may also be overwhelming! Learn more about the College Foundation of NC Application Hub, which will keep you on track and focused. This program is part of the Level Up: to College and Beyond initiative. To explore more Level Up resources and programs visit

Know Thy Competitors:  Wednesday, June 30, 2021 @ 6:30-8pm

Do you know your competitors, what their plans are and how they may impact your business? This webinar demonstrates how to perform a competitive analysis of your product or service and develop a marketing strategy that optimizes your position in the marketplace.


Library Access from Home

Register for a library card, learn how to use downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks, and find all types of resources.

e-Books and e-Audio

Borrow e-books and e-audiobooks from anywhere at

For more virtual options and for information about WCPL, visit

Book Discussions via Zoom

Attend a librarian-led book discussion via Zoom and share your own experience and insights with others. Call 919-217-5300 for details.

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin: Thursday, June 3, 2021 @ 6:30pm

In this riveting novel from the #1 bestselling author of Something Borrowed and First Comes Love, three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply held values.

Devolution by Max Brooks: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @ 2:30pm

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read.”


Resources for Adults

To view a list of services and request an appointment visit or call the East Regional Library staff at 919-217-5300.

Get That Job

Work with an Adult Services librarian to review your resume and cover letter.

Level UP to College and Beyond

WCPL can help you with test preparation resources, applications guidance and financial aid information to help students level up.

Research It

A librarian will compile a list of great resources for you, show you how to gather quality information and access materials, and help you get started.

Express Book Bags

Looking for your next great read? We’ll find it for you! If you are 16 or older, fill out a brief form, and we will prepare a bag of three books for you to pick up. Allow three business days, excluding holidays, for processing of your request.

Custom Book Lists

Our librarians will suggest eight to ten books for your reading pleasure.

Reading Lists

Library-curated lists arranged by genre and interest. Find your next great read!


Source: Jamie Arnold, Wake County Libraries

Ed. Note: Originally published May 26, 2021. Updated May 30.

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