The final days of may May are bringing in colorful blooms and exciting programs. Check out the library’s new Star Wars Trivia for teens, Mental Health Month programs, Wilson history, and fun take-home crafts.
All programs are free of charge and will be accessible via the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels or Zoom, unless otherwise specified. Registration is not required unless stated for a program.
NOTE: Summer is coming soon, and Wilson County Public Library staff is busy planning for our annual Summer Reading Program, taking place June 14-August 7, 2021. This summer’s theme, Tails and Tales, will include a variety of amazing virtual programs and take-home activities.
For more information, visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.
All youth programs are accessible via Facebook and YouTube. For more information, call Youth Services at 252-237-5355, press option 4.
ABC Storytime: Monday, May 24, 2021 @ 10am
Ages 0-5. Join us for a virtual interactive alphabet story time focusing on letter recognition and phonological awareness, including interactive games, songs, and fingerplays.
STEAM Programs: Tuesdays, May 18 and 25, 2021 @ 7pm
Ages 5 and up. Activity packets will be available for pickup at the Youth Services Desk on the Monday before each program, while supplies last.
Storytime: Wednesdays, May 19 and 26, 2021 @ 10am
Ages 0-10. Join us for an all ages storytime. Each week we will explore a new theme with favorite stories old and new!
Pajama Storytime: Thursdays, May 20 and 27, 2021 @ 5pm
Ages 3-6. Join us every Thursday for our Pajama Storytime! This new program presented by our branch librarians will provide stories, songs, and other surprises to help our younger patrons have pleasant dreams!
Bilingual Storytime: Fridays, May 21 and 28, 2021 @ 5pm
Ages 0-10. Listen to favorite stories in English and Spanish!
Young Adult Programs
For more information or to register, contact Kate Brittain at 252-237-5355 ext. 5073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 4pm
TAB gives teens the opportunity to share ideas and plan programs and services offered to their peers by the library. Members of TAB attend monthly meetings and assist in at least one teen program each school year. Participation may count toward school and National Honor Society service hours! Meetings will be held via Zoom. Please register to obtain a Zoom link.
TGIF: Teen Book of the Week: Fridays @ 11am
TGIF is a weekly book review show featuring Teen Librarian Kate Brittain. Listen to book reviews and recommendations for readers of Young Adult literature and learn background information on each title. Tune into Facebook or YouTube every Friday for a brand-new episode!
Finding Local Mental Health Help: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 @ 2pm
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In this live Zoom webinar, Courtney Boyette from Eastpointe will discuss how to access services in Wilson County, raise treatment awareness, reduce the stigma of mental health, and explain how to seek help. Registration is required. Visit bit.ly/2Na4syX to register.
Local History and Genealogy Programs
Three Historic Hospitals: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 7pm
Join us on Facebook for a lecture on the history of three former Wilson hospitals, Carolina General, Mercy and Woodard-Herring, presented by Local History Librarian Tammy Medlin. For more information, contact Tammy Medlin at 252-237-5355 ext. 5029 or email@example.com.
Branch Library Programs in Late May
Elm City Branch Library
114 N Railroad Street
Elm City, NC
Hours: Monday-Friday @ 10am-6pm
Crafts: Mondays-Fridays in May 2021 @ 10am-5pm
May’s theme is Thank you to our Heroes! We have two crafts to make and then show your appreciation to your everyday heroes: teachers, family members, or community helpers. Children and tweens may pick up DIY Thank You cards and DIY travel mug crafts. Grab-and-go kits will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Lucama Branch Library
103 E Spring Street
Hours: Monday-Friday @ 10am-6pm
Memorial Day – Do You Remember?: Monday, May 24 and Thursday, May 27, 2021 @ noon-5pm
Participants will receive a grab-and-go pack with information and activities about Memorial Day while supplies last.
Crocker Branch Library (Stantonsburg)
114 S Main Street
Hours: Monday-Friday @ 2:30-6pm
Color Your Own Pinwheel: May 17-21, 2021 @ 2:30-5:30pm
Enjoy the sunny, summer breeze with this pinwheel craft! Grab-and-go kits may be picked up on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Source: Amanda M. Gardner, Wilson County Public Library