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    New at the library -

    If you've missed looking for your next book while at the library, we're offering the next best thing: Window shopping and cart browsing.

    Now when you come to pick up your curbside order, if you see something on display in our window at the Main Library in Hillsborough or an item on the cart at the Cybrary in Carrboro, let us know you'd like to borrow that, too. You can take it with you right then and there. Please remember to bring your library card number to every curbside appointment.

    We are sharing our program information and book recommendations in English and in Spanish. Soon our entire newsletter will be in both languages. Please let us know what you think! Estamos compartiendo nuestra información del programa y recomendaciones del libro en inglés y en español. Pronto todo nuestro boletín estará en ambos idiomas. ¡Por favor, háganos saber lo que piensa!

    Stay safe, and see you soon!

    The Staff at the Orange County Public Library 




    Reading Recommendations  Recomendaciones de Lectura

    Black histories and futures, recommended reading
    Visit our Virtual Branch for Black History Month reading recommendations. Visite nuestras recomendaciones de lectura de Virtual Branch por Black History Month.
    Award winning books for kids and teens
    Search our catalog to find award winning recommendations. Busque en nuestro catálogo para encontrar recomendaciones premiadas.
    Romance books at the library
    Search our catalog to find romance novels. Busque en nuestro catálogo para novelas sobre romance.

    Other book lists on our Reading Lists webpage include:

    • Winter Getaways
    • Diverse Reads for Kids
    • Brand New Books for Children 
    We now also offer downloadable lists of our new and most anticipated fiction for adults. Check often to see what we're recommending for you.  

    And if we don't have what you're looking for, you can always Suggest a Purchase


    Programs in February Programas de Febrero


    Puppet Show
    Puppet Show Inc. presents a re-telling of Demi’s “The Greatest Treasure,” a folktale from China. A craft is available on our Virtual Branch. Register online or by calling 919-245-2525. Only one registration per household needed. | Puppet Show Inc. presenta un recuento de "El Tesoro Más Grande" de Demi, un cuento popular de China. Una artesanía está disponible en nuestro Virtual Branch. Todos los programas de la biblioteca son gratis y están en inglés. Regístrese aquí o llame al 919-245-2525. Solo se necesita un registro por hogar.         
    Win, Zoom, or Draw. A family game based on Pictionary
    Join us for a virtual family game night based on Pictionary! Gather your family around to compete with other families to guess what various drawing are. Only one registration per household needed. Best for kids 6 and up. Register below or by calling 919-245-2525 | Mejor para niños de 6 años en adelante. ¡Únase a nosotros para una noche virtual de juegos en familia basada en Pictionary! Reúna a su familia para competir con otras familias para adivinar qué son los diferentes dibujos. Regístrese aquí o llame al 919-245-2525. Solo se necesita un registro por hogar. (En inglés)         
    Storytimes @Home are back!
    Mr. Keith is back for Stortytimes @Home. Tune in Tuesday, February. 16 at 10 am on YouTube. No registration is needed! Cuentos de YouTube en casa con el Sr. Keith | 10am. No se necesita regsitración. https://www.youtube.com/OCNCPublicLibraries         
    Color with the library!
    Join us on Zoom for a fun night of digital coloring and conversation. We will use aggie.io to work together on a drawing that will be displayed on the library website! You don’t need special software or digital art tools to join, just a web connection. Happy doodling! Register below or by calling 919-245-2525.         


    Storytimes @Home with Ms. Heather
    Ms. Heather is back for more storytime fun and now all of the singing, dancing, and storytelling will be LIVE on Zoom! Register on our website or by calling 919-245-2525. Only one registration per household is needed. | Cuentos en VIVO en Casa con la Sra. Heather. La Sra. Heather ha vuelto para divertirnos con más cuentos y ¡esta vez todo el canto, el baile y la narración se transmitirán en vivo en Zoom! Prepárate para unirte y cantar. ¡No podemos esperar para verlos allí! Todos los programas de la biblioteca son gratis y están en inglés. Regístrese en nuestro sitio web o llame al 919-245-2525. Solo se necesita un registro por hogar.         
    Family Trivia Night
    Test your knowledge of pop culture, books, music, and more. Register below or by calling 919-245-2525. Only one registration per household needed. Best for kids 8 and up. | ¡Únase a nosotros para esta Noche de Trivia en Familia virtual! Ponga a prueba sus conocimientos sobre la cultura pop, libros, música y más. Todos los programas de la biblioteca son gratis y están en inglés. Regístrese aquí o llame al 919-245-2525. Solo se necesita un registro por hogar. Mejor para niños de 8 años en adelante.         

    Orange County Health Department logo and tagline, Improving health. Inspiring change.

    Covid 19 Update Página en Español 

    More information about who qualifies for Groups 1 and 2 courtesy of the NC Department of Health and Human Services


    Group 1 -- This group has been expanded recently to include more individuals who provide health care services, including behavioral health workers. Find out more here. 

    Group 2 -- This group includes anyone 65 years of age and older. Find out more here.


    The Orange County Health Department is one of several providers of the coronavirus vaccine. Here is a current list of providers -- 

    • Orange County Health Department ? Visit their Get Your Shot page to sign up or call 919-913-8088 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. 
    • UNC Health ? Visit the Get Vaccinated page or call 984-215-5485 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
    • Piedmont Health Services ? Visit the COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination page or call 919-545-3452.
    • COMING SOON! Hillsborough Pharmacy ? Visit their Home Page or call 919-245-1212.
    • Duke Health ? Visit the COVID-19 Vaccines Update page to join the waiting list. If you are a Duke MyChart user, you can check Duke MyChart regularly to view appointment availability.
    • Cone Health ? Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Information page to join the waiting list.
    • Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System ? Call 919-286-0411 and dial 0 for the operator to schedule an appointment if you are a veteran at high risk or a veteran frontline essential worker. The VA will reach out to more veterans as additional supplies become available. See the system’s website for more information. See the COVID-19 Vaccine for High Risk Veterans to see the listing of veterans eligible now for vaccination through the VA.

    Honor the local businesses who have done a great job keeping us safe and secure during the pandemic. Nominate a business today!

    Safe and Secure businesses during Covid 19


    The Orange County Public Library provides FREE library cards to residents of Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham
    and Person counties.

    We also provide free library cards to employees with the Town of Carrboro, Town of Hillsborough, as well as employees of Durham Tech,
    and UNC-Chapel Hill. 

    Invite your friends, neighbors and loved ones to sign up for a card today.

    Website: OrangeCountyLibrary.org
    email: library@orangecountync.gov
    Phone number: 919.245.2525
    Hillsborough | Carrboro


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