Hurricane Florence update

Most of our CPC libraries have been able to reopen for their communities after the Hurricane Florence. We’ve got Wi-Fi, computers, books, music, movies and a cool place to sit awhile!

Our Havelock location re-opened Tuesday, October 16, 2018, with limited hours and access. Their hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reserve pickups, limited material check out, copying and fax services are available. WiFi is available, but, no public computer access. Our other locations are now operating on their regular schedules, as found in our Library Directory.

Ever wonder how libraries protect their collections during hurricanes? Check out these storm prep photos:

CCPL preps the reference collection before the storm.
Carteret County Public Library raises reference materials from lower shelves and covers them with plastic before the arrival of Hurricane Florence. 9-11-2018
CCPL covers the children's collection with plastic before the storm.
Carteret County Public Library covers the children’s collection with plastic before the arrival of Hurricane Florence. 9-11-2018

The next two photos are an example of why our libraries prepare so thoroughly before the storm. Keeping our collections dry!

Damage to the ceiling at the Western Carteret Public Library.
Leaking ceiling tiles above the plastic-covered non-fiction stacks at the Western Carteret Public Library. 9-26-2018
Storm damage to the roof of the Western Carteret Public Library.
Storm damage to the roof of the Western Carteret Public Library. 9-26-2018