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The Iredell County Public Library has reopened for face-to-face service and is currently operating at reduced occupancy limits from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday at all three locations.

Here are some upcoming online programs and library services:

Featured Digital Programs

Virtual Music Discovery with North Carolina Symphony
When: Friday, October 23, at 10 a.m. via Zoom
Details: The North Carolina Symphony presents its virtual Music Discovery program, funded by PNC Grow Up Great. Geared for preschool and elementary age children and their families, this program will feature hornist Rachel Niketopoulos reading a book about music, sharing how her horn and other instruments make their sounds, and leading kids in a sing-along – plus more surprises! Participants are invited to play along with Ms. Rachel using toy instruments at home, such as maracas, bells, or tambourines. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up now by going to the library’s website.

Tales & Tunes with Sharon Clarke
Premieres on the library’s Facebook page November 6 at 2 p.m.
Details: Come hear tales and tunes from around the world. Geared for preschool and elementary age children and their families, this program will feature Sharon Clarke, a North Carolina based performer specializing in storytelling and folk music.

New & Featured Services

WiFi Hotspots are now available for checkout. With so many people working and educating from home, a stable internet connection is more important than ever. The hotspots are currently housed at the Statesville library, but can be picked up by request at ICPL branches.
• Call now to place a hold on one of our mobile hotspots, available for all library cardholders to check out.
• Hotspots can be checked out for 7 days.
• For more information or to place your hold, contact your local branch:
o Statesville: 704-878-3090 (x2406)
o Harmony: 704-546-7086
o Troutman: 704-528-2682

ExpressBooks: Although the library stacks are now open for browsing, the library will continue to offer new ExpressBooks service to library cardholders. This service was created both as a way for patrons to have access to books during the pandemic, and also to create a more streamlined checkout experience for patrons with limited time to spend browsing for and checking out materials. Patrons can submit a form telling staff their favorite genres, authors, and interests, and library workers with knowledge in those areas will hand select materials for them. These books will be checked out and available after one business day, and will remain at the front desk for a week. The ExpressBooks form can be found on the library’s webpage iredell.lib.nc.us under the Books & More tab, or by clicking the link below: https://iredell.lib.nc.us/FormCenter/Express-Books-13/Express-Books-64

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