Wilson County Public Library Announces December 2018 Programs

Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC.
Source: Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC.

Wilson County Public Library will offer a variety of free programs for the community this December at the Main Library and Branches.

Founded in 1939, the Wilson County Public Library engages the community and enhances the minds of all ages with programs, lectures, classes, and entertainment.

Main Library hours are 9am to 9pm Monday through Wednesday; and 9am to 6pm Thursday through Saturday.

Branch hours vary.

All library locations are closed on Sundays.

For more information, call 252.237.5355 or visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org. For Children’s Programs and Youth STEAM Programs, contact Youth Services at 252.237.5355, press option 4.

Main Library

The Wilson County Public Library systems Main Library is located at 249 Nash Street W, Wilson NC.

Children’s Programs

These ongoing programs take place in the main library’s Children’s room. Registration is not required.

Lapsit (ages 0-2):

  • Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19, 2018 @ 9:30am
  • Thursdays, December 6, 20, and 27, 2018 @ 9:30am

Preschool storytime:

  • Wednesdays, December 5, 12, and 19, 2018 @ 10am
  • Thursdays, December 6, 20, and 27, 2018 @ 10am

Family storytimes:

  • Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, and 29, 2018 @ 3pm

Youth STEAM Programs

Perler Bead Ornaments*

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 7pm

Bring kids ages 4 and older to this Youth Services interactive event, where they may create holiday ornaments using Perler Beads.  Rregistration is not required.

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree:  Keva Plank Program*

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 7pm

Ages 4 and older are invited to join Youth Services for a reading of A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe, followed by a KEVA Plank challenge.  Registration is not required.

Lego Club*

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 7pm

Come ready to be creative and build during this monthly Youth Services program, open to ages 4 and up. Registration is not required.

Teen Programs

For more information, contact Scott Houston, Teen Librarian, at 252.237.5355 x.5073 or via email.

WCPL Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Special Session: Teen Focus Group

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 6-9pm

Wilson County teens are invited to discuss the future of library programs and services.   Gather in the library’s Assembly Room and participate in a fun “focus group” with other teens. Registration is not required. There will be refreshments provided and door prizes too.

Gift of Music*

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 4:30-5:30pm

Enjoy a holiday-themed musical performance by the Toisnot Middle School Band.  All ages are welcome, so families may join this teen program/event.  Gather in the library’s Assembly Room. Registration is not required.

Adult Programs

A Downtown Christmas

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 3pm

The library will partner with Historic Downtown Wilson for “A Downtown Christmas” by offering library activities all day.  Stop by the library for a musical sing-a-long, make a Christmas craft to take home, and mingle with library patrons of all ages; not limited to adults.  Walk in; registration is not required.

See the A Downtown Christmas schedule at www.historicdowntownwilson.com/downtown-christmas. In addition to the library, events are planned along the streets, at the Courthouse Plaza, in the Whirligig Park, and around town.

How to Write a Business Plan

Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 6-9pm

This business workshop will be held in the Main Library Assembly Room. Learn how to turn ideas into a plan for financing and success. Designed for new and established business owners.  Registration is required. Register online here or call 252.246.1209. Event offered in partnership with Wilson Community College’s Small Business Center.

Intro to InstaPot

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 2pm

This presentation by Cassidy Hobbs, NC State Extension Agent, covers the basics of the “InstaPot” cooking method. Sample recipes will be prepared during this presentation in the library’s Assembly Room.

This event is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required.  Call 252.237.5355 to register. Space is limited; register early to take part in this unique event

Family Holiday Movies

Thursday, December 27, 2018 @ 11am

Friday, December 28, 2018 @ 11am

After Christmas day, join the fun in the Assembly room. Watch PG-rated holiday movies, enjoy free refreshments, and spent fun time with children post-holiday.

Registration is not required.  Space is limited, so groups interested in coming for the movies need to contact Genevieve Baillie in-advance at 252.237.5355.

Programs Held at Branches

Black Creek

The library at Black Creek is located at 103 Central Avenue, Black Creek NC.  For more information, call 252.237.3715.


Thursdays, December 6 and 20, 2018 @ 4pm

All ages are welcome and registration is not required.


The East Branch library is located at 6000-C Ward Blvd, Wilson NC. For more information, call 252.237.2627.


Wednesday, December 12, 2-18 @ 4pm

Registration is not required.


Elm City

This branch library is located at 114 N Railroad Street, Elm City NC. For more information, call 252.237.4269.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, December 11, 10:00 a.m.

Registration is not required.

Book Chat

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 4pm

“Discuss a book that you have read on the topic of happiness.”  Registration is not required.

Teen Program: Christmas Craft*

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 4pm

Come in for this crafting program and get into the holiday spirit. Registration is not required.


This Lucama library branch is located at 103 E Spring Street, Lucama NC. For more information, call 252.239.0046.

Cookie Social

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 4pm

All ages are welcome to come and decorate cookies. Listen to festive stories too. People of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration is not required.


This branch is located at 114 S Main Street, Stantonsburg NC. For more information, call 252.238.3758.

Book Chat

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 3-4pm

Come and join the discussion. Registration is not required.


The bookmobile dates and locations are listed below. For more information, call the main library at 252.237.5355.

Bookmobile events scheduled:

  • Saratoga: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 3:30-5pm
  • Rock Ridge: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 3-4pm
  • Sims: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 4:15-5pm
  • Saratoga: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @  Saratoga 3:30-5pm
  • Rock Ridge: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 3-4pm
  • Sims: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 4:15-5pm

Below are the nearest addresses to where the bookmobile parks.

  • Saratoga:  Across the street from Premier Auto Body, 6822 Main Street, Saratoga NC. (The bookmobile parks in an empty lot across the street from the body shop.)
  • Rock Ridge:  In the parking lot adjacent to Williamson Peanuts, 6512 Rock Ridge School Road, Wilson NC (Exit 116 off I-95).
  • Sims:  In the parking lot adjacent to the Sheriff’s outpost located at 6402 Hwy 264a, Sims NC.


*Program funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant awarded to Wilson County Public Library for the creation of a CrAFT Studio—Creativity, Art, Fabrication, and Technology lab.  The CrAFT Studio will combine the MakerSpace movement with STEAM subjects through robotics, coding, crafts, electronics, and more.

Source: Amanda Gardner, Wilson County Public Library

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