Hurricane Florence update

Most of our CPC libraries reopened for their communities soon after the Hurricane Florence. A few locations were damaged due to the storm, but, are all now offering services. Our Havelock location re-opened Tuesday, October 16, 2018, with limited hours and access. New library hours beginning Monday, October 29th:
M-W. 10-7 pm
Th. And Fri. 10-6 pm
Sat. 10-4 pm
Preschool Story Hour in Room 126 at CCC Redd Building 10:40 am Thursday’s.
K-2 Story Hour at the library on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 4 pm.

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