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Strategic Plan 2013-2016

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1. Patrons are now allowed 3 renewals on all items as long as there is not a hold on the item.
2. All items now have a 3 day grace period after the initial due date.  HOWEVER, if the item is not returned within that 3 day grace period then any fines which accumulate on the item will include that 3 day period.
3. As soon as an item goes beyond the grace period fines begin to accumulate on the person's account, even if the item has not yet been returned.  With our previous automation system overdue fines were tabulated and added to the account after the item was returned.

The library has a part-time position open and is accepting applications through 6 pm on September 2, 2016.  For more information go to the "About the Library" tab at the top of the page and click on "Job Opportunities."

On September 12 the South Boston Public Library will host an author's reading and roundtable discussion as a part of Inspired By Cancer, a month-long event in September.

The library will host an exhibit of artwork from the Throw Paint at Cancer program and at 5pm on September 12 there will be a reception with the artists.  Also at the reception will be Michele Ryan, author of the book Cancer: What I Wish I Had Known When I Was First Diagnosed.  At 6 pm Michele will present a program entitled Get Busy Living: Early Detection for a Better Life.  Her presentation will be followed at 7 pm by a roundtable discussion with Michele and members of the cancer support community.

You may register to attend this program by calling either branch of the library system.

The following changes will take place to the library's schedule of fines and fees on September 6, 2016:

  • All items that currently have a per day overdue fine amount of .15 cents will have a per day overdue fine amount of .20 cents.
  • The per page cost for black and white photopcopies and printouts will go from .15 cents to .20 cents, while the per page cost for color copies and printouts will go from .50 cents to .75 cents.
  • All items that currently have a maximum overdue fine limit of $5.00 will be raised to $6.00.

September: At the Edge of the Orchard, by Tracy Chevalier
October: The Greater Journey, by David McCullough
The Tea & Book Discussion Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2:30 pm at the Halifax Public Library.


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Upcoming Events

Itsy Bitsy PALS: Little White Rabbit
12:30 PM - Tuesday, Aug 30th
Category:  Age 0-2
South Boston Library
PALS: 5 Little Monkeys
2:30 PM - Tuesday, Aug 30th
Category:  Age 3-6
South Boston Library
Tweens: Minecraft & Things
4:30 PM - Tuesday, Aug 30th
Category:  Age 7-12
South Boston Library
Itsy Bitsy PALS: Little Bunny
12:30 PM - Wednesday, Aug 31st
Category:  Age 0-2
Halifax Library
PALS: The Greedy Python
2:30 PM - Wednesday, Aug 31st
Category:  Age 3-6
Halifax Library

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Halifax Public Library

177 South Main Street
PO Box 1729
Halifax, VA 24558

PHONE: 434-476-3357
FAX: 434-476-3359

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South Boston Public Library

509 Broad Street
South Boston, VA 24592

PHONE: 434-575-4228
FAX: 434-575-4229

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