Monday, November 08, 2010

Archdale Book Sale November 13, 2010

Archdale Library Book Sale
Saturday, November 13, 2010
9:00am to 1:00pm

This year, we are changing our book sale pricing and structure.

Starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, you can fill a plastic grocery bag (that the library provides) with any of the books, dvds, videotapes, etc. for $10.00 a bag!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Even Monsters...

...spend time reading!

A visitor to our weekly storytime peruses our shelves.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


NaNoWriMo is coming to the Archdale Public Library.

Stay tuned for more details.

Found this promising website...

Monday, October 04, 2010

October Is...

Our display for October features books about true crime since it is National Crime Prevention Month!

You can check our catalog for other True Crime titles by clicking here.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Early Voting Hours

2010 General Election Is November 2 – Early Voting Begins October 14

The 2010 General Election will be held on November 2, 2010, with all 40 polling places in Randolph County open for voting from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

One-Stop early voting begins Thursday, October 14 and ends Saturday, October 30 at 1 p.m. Any resident of Randolph County can vote at any one-stop site. Citizens may register to vote, change their name or address, and vote the same day at One-Stop early voting sites. Below are the One-Stop early voting locations and hours of operation:

Randolph County Board of Elections Office
158 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC 27203
Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22
Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29
Saturday, October 30 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Randolph County Office Building
725 McDowell Road, Asheboro, NC 27205
Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22
Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29
Saturday, October 30 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Archdale Public Library
10433 S. Main Street, Archdale, NC 27263
Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22
Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29
Saturday, October 30 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Curbside voting is available at all polling places on Election Day and at One-Stop early voting sites.

The voter registration deadline for this election is October 8 at 5 p.m. Citizens can register to vote or make any changes by mail or at the Board of Elections office at 158 Worth St., Asheboro. Registration forms are available at any Randolph County library or online at

The Board of Elections is accepting absentee voting requests through October 26. The voted ballot must be received in the Randolph County Board of Elections office by 5 p.m. on the day before the election – November 1 – in order to be counted.

On the ballot there will be a vote on a proposed N.C. Constitutional Amendment providing that no person convicted of a felony may serve as Sheriff. North Carolina voters will also select a Court of Appeals Judge by Instant Runoff Voting (IRV).

For more elections information, contact the Randolph County Board of Elections at 336-318-6900 or visit our website at The NC State Board of Elections has additional information available online at or by calling 1-866-522-4723.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hot Off the Press!

Stop by and pick up a copy of the latest Book Page!
The cover article is about Ken Follett's latest release Fall of Giants. Click here to request a copy on our catalog.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Hand-Made Dulcimer

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In cooperation with the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce, the library is displaying a beautiful, hand-made, Cherry wood lap dulcimer by John Maddocks. The dulcimer is being raffled to raise funds for Chamber programs. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber offices or at the Archdale Library for $5.00 a piece. The drawing will be held on Saturday, September 11 during the Bush Hill Festival.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Responsible Dogs!

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Our book display for the month of September is in honor of the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month. We will be highlighting books and other material from our collection about dogs.

Looking for some books on dogs? Check out our online catalog!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get it. Use it.

September is library card sign-up month for North Carolina libraries!
North Carolina Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers (pictured) will join local poets for a reading at the Asheboro Public Library to kick off the annual statewide “Smartest Card” library card sign-up campaign.

The reading by Bowers and an “open mike” organized by the Randolph Writers Group will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 8. It’s free and the public is invited.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Free Wifi!

That's right! Need we say more? Just bring in your wireless-enabled laptop, notebook, iPad, iPod Touch, Android smartphone or other wireless device. We have plenty of comfrtable seats with nearby electrical outlets and four study rooms with outlets that seat two people.

The Archdale Public Library was the first, free wireless hotspot in the Archdale area.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Book Page Available!

The September Edition of Book Page is ready for you! Read about new titles, new authors and the hot books for this fall.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Help Us Help CIS!

Once again, the Archdale Public Library is a drop-off point for school supplies for Community In Schools.

This weekend is an excellent time to purchase extra school supplies and drop them at at the Library.

CIS is a local nonprofit organization that connects local volunteers with students to prevent school dropout. Communities In Schools works to ensure that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:

  •  one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
  •  safe place to learn and grow
  •  healthy start and a healthy future
  •  marketable skill to use upon graduation
  •  chance to give back to peers and community

If you need additional information, call CIS at 336-625-0008

Friday, July 23, 2010

Got Homeschooling Questions?

We've got answers!

The Archdale Library's Homeschooling Collection
  • How do I start homeschooling?
  • Do I need to register?
  • Is there anyone who can help me with homeschooling?
  • What are the laws regarding homeschooling?
We will have answers to these questions and more during our Homeschooling Panel Discussion on Tuesday, July 27 at 11:00am.

Two local homeschool parents will offer tips and suggestions for making the homeschooling years productive and happy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bagpipe Music at the Library!

Join us Wednesday, July 21 at 10:30 for Bagpipe Music with the Deep River Pipes & Drums.
Make a Splash...Read!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Six-Year Old Author at the Library!

Join us on Saturday, July 17 at 11:00am for a book signing with 6-year old author, Brandon Killian. Brandon will discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Seesaw Book.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Creekside Park has been home to a family of ducks over the past few years. Every spring, we watch the ducklings parade around the grounds ad momma and daddy duck keep them safe.

When I was emptying the book drop this morning, I was able to snap a few pics with my phone.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Teens..."Making Waves" @ The Archdale Public Library!

The Farm Bureau and State Farm Insurance Agencies of Archdale are helping the Teens of Archdale/Trinity "Make Waves" this summer! Through their sponsorship, two $50 Walmart Gift Certificates will be raffled off -- the deadline to register is June 21. All teens that register for the summer program are eligible!

The Red Cross of High Point is teaching a Babysitting Course for Teens at the Archdale Library on Tuesday, June 15 from 9:30-3:30pm. A pizza lunch will be supplied. Space is limited and payment of $50 is required at time of registration. Best for students 11-15 years of age. A Babysitter's Training Handbook, a Training Emergency Reference Guide and Babysitter's Training CD-ROM is included in the fee. Call the Red Cross at 885-9104 x222 for more info.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Archdale Library Book Sale

Join us on Saturday, May 15 for the Archdale Library Friends Used Book Sale!

The doors open at 9:00am on Saturday. The sale will end at 1:00pm.

We are still accepting donations of books and DVDs!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Next Frontier?

The Archdale Public Library has added a few Blu-Ray titles to the collection. It is very small and will not grow as quickly as the DVD collection. Many Studios now offer combo packs, where the Blu-Ray is packaged with the DVD disc. It is sort of like getting two for the price of one!

Follow the links below to add your name to the request list. The catalog will ask for your 4-digit PIN. It is usually the last 4 numbers of your telephone.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rain Garden is Taking Shape!

Join the Archdale-Trinity Middle School Environmental Club for a day of...

Environmental Activities.
  • Ideas on how to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Guest readers on every half hour.
  • 1:00pm Ribbon cutting of the new water garden.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Girl's Guide to Rocking!

The Girls Guide to Rocking: how to start a band, book gigs, and get rolling to rock stardom by Jessica Hopper is a new title that we have added to our Small Business/Leadership Collection.

Clink on the link above the picture to request the copy or call us at 431-3811.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Small Business & Leadership

The Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce Small Business/Leadership Collection was created in the hopes of fostering leadership and the development of small business in the Archdale/Trinity area. The Archdale/Trinity Chamber also donates material and a small stipend to help grow the collection.

One of the titles that we added recently is Women Lead the Way by Linda Tarr-Whelan. Click on the link to request the copy to be held at your local library (it will ask for your library card number and PIN. The PIN is the last four digits of your phone number).
Despite enormous gains made in the past decades, women continue to be woefully underrepresented in positions of power. This is a loss for everyone--women's priorities are overlooked and organizations miss out on the new perspectives and fresh insights that women can offer. Entrepreneur, diplomat, nonprofit and government leader, nurse, and mom Linda Tarr-Whelan intends to change that. Taking lessons form her own distinguished career and those of the extraordinary women she has know, she offers practical guidance for bringing your passion, brains, and background to the tables where critical issues get decided. --Book jacket.

The following is a related-post from the summer:
New start your own business books are here!

Don't forget to come in and check out the other books in our Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce Leadership/Small Business Collection.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Need Some Valentine Help?

Stop by our display near the nonfiction area to see some of the books that can offer some romantic ideas for the big day coming up!

Special thanks to Molly Shew for providing the heARTwork on display!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

February Events at the Archdale Public Library! (REVISED)

 February is Love Your Library Month!

In addition to enjoying our wonderful programs, don't forget to follow us on twitter (@RCPL)  and become a fan of the Archdale Library on Facebook!

Storytimes: Every Thursday
@ 10:30am

Writers Group: Monday, February 15 @ 6:30pm

Book Break: Tuesday, February 16 @ 2:00pm

Job-Hunting Workshop: Monday, February 22 @ 10:30am

Since the Randolph County School System will be using Monday, February 15 as a makeup day, we will not be showing the No School Movie.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Cherokee Booger Masks on Display!

During the month of February, the library's display cases and bulletin boards are full of artwork from the art students at John Lawrence Elementary. Ms. Blanchard provided the following description of a Cherokee Booger Mask.

Make sure to stop by and check out all of the amazing art creations on display this month!
Head over to our Flickr page to see all of the art on display.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Snowed In? Library Closed?

NCLIVE is a State supported website of databases and other web-related tools that are free to all public library patrons. All you need to access the databases is your library card number!

During these recent snowed-in days, you might be looking for something to read or help with a project at home. NCLIVE offers two databases that provide e-books (electronic books) that you can read on your computer at home!
  • NetLibrary offers easy access to the full text of more than 22,000 reference, scholarly, and professional full-text books online. 
  • MyiLibrary provides access to more than 350 full-text online books. The eBooks can be read from your computer screen. No proprietary e-book reader or download is required.
If you have issues accessing the sites from home, you should try going through our Randquest Portal to access them.
    NCLIVE provides so much more! Makes sure to spend some time checking out the other resources.

    Monday, February 01, 2010

    Staff Recommendations All Month Long!

    Check out our display next to the New Books the next time you are in the Archdale Library.

    For February, in honor of Library Lover's Month, we are displaying recommended favorites from the library staff. DVDs, books, books-on-CD and more are on display!

    Friday, January 29, 2010

    There's SNOW Time Like the Present...

    There's SNOW Time Like the Present...

    ...To stop by the Archdale Library and get some great books before the snow flies this weekend.

    Imagine hot cocoa, a warm fire* and some great books!

    *The Library does not recommend using our books for fire starters!

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Job-Hunting and Coupon Classes Offered!

    The library is offering two workshops over the next week!

    On Saturday, January 23, Angela Newsom of Coupon Makeover will be leading a workshop on getting Free Groceries!
    Attend a Coupon Makeover Class
    Saturday, January 23rd @ 11am
    At the Archdale Public Library
    Learn how to get your groceries for
    $0.40, $0.09, or FREE!

    Bring a friend and learn about savings that will change your life and fill your pantry!

    Sign up for your class at
    or call 336.685.9059 (seating is limited)

    Job-Hunting Workshop!

    Join us on Monday, January 25 at 10:30am for our monthly job-hunting workshop. Ricky Sklennik from the Randolph Community College Joblink Center will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice!