It's National Library Week!

It's National Library Week!

Find out what's new at Ocracoke Library! 

By Peter Vankevich, community librarian

This is National Library Week.  I’ll use this occasion to kick-off the occasional What’s New at the Ocracoke Community Library article.  For the few that haven’t visited, the library is located on Back Road next to the current Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department and across from the Ocracoke Coffee Company.

The library serves as a cultural and information center. It has public computers and printers, provides free Wi-Fi access, has official documents, lots of current periodicals including popular titles such as Consumer Reports, nonfiction and reference works, and popular fiction – we’re strong on the mystery genre.The library also has a collection of contemporary movies in DVD format.  

There is the North Carolina Room that has a comprehensive collection of all things Carolina including fiction, history and nature.  Any resident of Ocracoke can obtain a library card. Visitors may take advantage of a free-circulating collection of used books and DVDs.  

A successful new program, "An Evening at the Library," began last fall, and the library also sponsors practical workshops and a book club that will resume in the fall. This is a shared library, used by the school until 3:00 PM and open to the public 3:00 – 7:00 PM Monday through Friday (till 8:00 PM on Wednesday) and 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday.

Here are just a few of our recent acquisitions:

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Demorow

Don’t  Go by Lisa Scottoline

Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods

Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Private Games by James Patterson


Life of Pi



The Hobbit :  An Unxpected Journey

Wreck-it Ralph

Les Miserables

Finally, we are looking to build up our DVD collections. If you have any good conditioned DVDs that could  be suitable to the library and would like to donate them, please come by.


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