Library Spotlight

National Library Week
April 9-15, 2017

Onslow County Public Library is pleased to be celebrating National Library Week April 9-15 with several programs to help patrons regain their access to library resources and get involved in the library system.

Fine Amnesty Week will waive any late fees on any OCPL items returned during the week of April 9-15, no matter how overdue those items are. 

Food for Fines allows library patrons to erase $1 of existing late fees for each non-expired, non-perishable food item they donate.

In both programs, only the overdue fees charged by the library are eligible to be waived. Any fines for damages, replacement costs, or collection agency fees would still apply.

Coffee & Conversation with the Director is a chance for the public to stop by, enjoy a cup of coffee and share what’s on your mind, what you have been reading, or just come say, “Hello!” with our new Library Director, Virginia Sharp March. She will be visiting all four OCPL locations to hear feedback from patrons:
Jacksonville: Apr 10; 10am-12pm
Swansboro: Apr 11; 10am-12pm
Sneads Ferry: Apr 12; 10am-12pm
Richlands: Apr 13; 10am-12pm

There are several current and upcoming vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees.  Are you interested in getting involved and playing an important role in your community, developing a better understanding of county government, and being an ambassador for your county library system? Then put your experience and skills to great use, and volunteer to be an OCPL Board of Trustee member. Please note you must be a registered voter in Onslow County to be eligible for a vacancy. Full details are available on the our website at

all the light we cannot see

March Madness Book Tournament 2017

Congratulations to The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, which beat Anthony Doerr's All The Light We Cannot See by one vote to win the title of Best Book of 2016!