Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library

New Bern, North Carolina

We encourage all ages to sign up for the summer reading program.  You can do it in person at the library, you can do it online or you can do it virtually at ReadSQUARED.  Click here to access the sign up site and start reading today!

Fall Semi-Annual Book Sale
The sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus facility on Pinetree Dr.  Please put these dates on your calendar.  Help load the truck at the storage unit Monday September 9th at 3 PM.  Help to set up Tue September 10th and Wed September 11th.  Members’ Only Book Sale Thu September 12th 4 pm to 6 PM.  Book Sale Fri and Sat September12th and 14th 9 AM to 5 PM.  Sun September 15th Bag Sale 12 to 3 PM.  Clean up Sun September 15th 3 to 4:30  PM.  Signup Genius will be set up in August.
StoryWalk Coordinator Needed
Our StoryWalk Coordinator Mariam Roseblossom has taken a job in Raleigh and is not able to continue.  This responsiblitiy does not take much time.  For more information or to volunteer, please email or call Judy Hills at 252.670.1913 or 
Permanent StoryWalks at Martin Marietta Park
& Creekside Park
Our Friends provided funding to install a new permanent StoryWalks at Martin Marietta Park and Creekside Park.  Each StoryWalk title will be up for approximately two months then a new story will be put up.  If you visit this StoryWalk, please send us a picture.  Email it to   Click here for the park StoryWalk schedule.
Portable StoryWalks Available for Use in Craven and Pamlico Counties
Our Friends are the coordinators for StoryWalks which can be used by Friends, libraries, nonprofits, churches, schools, and community event organizers in Craven and Pamlico Counties.  Funded jointly by the Harold H. Bate Foundation and the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, we have seven StoryWalk titles available for use:  Giraffes Can’t Dance, Grumpy Monkey, True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Rainbow Fish, Walter the Farting Dog, Delicious Hullaballoo (bilingual:  English & Spanish); This Farm is a Family; Big Pumpkin and Bear Stays Up for Christmas. Those wishing to use a StoryWalk should contact coordinator Miriam Roseblossom via email.  Or click on the StoryWalk Agreement Form in the list at the bottom of this column.  Click here for the park StoryWalk schedule.
For a few pointers about what NOT to donate click here

Please note that we do not return containers and we reserve the right to determine whether or not to accept the donation.
Where to drop donated books and other material?
Donations are gratefully accepted at our storage unit:

River Mills Professional Storage Center
2723 Neuse Blvd.
Tuesday through Thursday 8 AM to 4 PM 

If necessary to donate at other days and times, you could drop them off at the temporary locaiton of the library, 408 Hancock St., but if you do, we must then transport them to the storage unit which takes extra time and manpower. 

It is not possible for the Friends or the Library to pick up donations from the general public. If you are considering a very large donation that might overwhelm our available workspace, please email us to make special arrangements.

How to get a receipt for the donation?
If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, count the number of items you are donating and leave it with your donation including your name and mailing address. The Friends can give signed and dated receipts for the number of items, but cannot assess the value of your donation.  The receipt will be mailed, but be patient.