Welcome to fall. It might be the season of your favorite sport: golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, cheerleading or beloved soccer.

Are you a gamer or just a die-hard fan? I am definitely not a gamer. I was a staunch football fan for several years while my son played midget football in college. Today he is a dedicated golfer and an excellent player. He even took part in charity tournaments. I have four grandsons who play multiple sports (basketball, soccer, and T-ball), so now I’m a sports fan – I don’t just focus on soccer anymore.

Meet Ruby Mason, member of the RRPL team, our library assistant. Ruby is from Roanoke Rapids and a graduate of John Armstrong Chaloner High School. Ruby was married to the late Willis Mason for almost 50 years. She has two children, Schwanda and BJ. She loves to sew, loves sports and has a “green” thumb. Kudos to Ruby for all the beautiful greenery in the library. Ruby is also our RRPL Story Time presenter. Check it out on facebook.com/roanokerapidsrecreation.

Fall is a great time to “read on” with a good book. If you’ve read everything in your personal library before, visit your hometown library for hundreds of great books to read. I currently read “Where the Grass is Green” and “Girls are Pretty” by Lauren Weisberger. This book is about two sisters, their perfect lives and their perfect lies. Peyton is a presenter on a morning show, she has it all, until… Skye, a stay-at-home mom who graduated from all the good schools, dreams of a life beyond the PTA, until…

We have added a “New Arrivals” section for large print books to our collection to better help you locate “new” large print books.

Are you looking for a job or a career change? On November 10, you are invited to participate in a virtual career fair using a computer or your smartphone. If you don’t have Internet access, no problem, visit the RRPL to use a computer. Companies in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson counties are hiring. Pre-registration is important. Stop by the library for more information.

We have a beautiful fall display in the main entrance to the library. Congratulations to Mr. Hollowell. We also have a ‘tree’ displaying magazine fundraising donations. The leaves of the tree show the names of the donors and the amounts donated. In order to respect the privacy of our donors, the amount of the donation and the donor (s) are displayed on separate sheets. Congratulations to Mrs. Harder. Do you have a leaf on our tree? Otherwise, please donate.

Also check out our Free, Take One bulletin board and board for lots of useful information on local and national resources.

• Children up to 12 years old are invited to visit the library from 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on October 26 to receive a free book and treat. You will also have the option to sign up for a $ 25 Walmart gift card. The drawing is October 27.

• During the month of October, customers 13 years and older are invited to participate in a fall quiz. Those who answer all questions correctly will be entered into a draw for a $ 25 Walmart gift card. The drawing is November 1.

• During the month of November, customers ages 8 and up are encouraged to register each time they view a book for a chance to get a $ 25 Walmart gift card. The drawing is December 1.

In addition, we would like to leave you a few more reminders:

• Please support our “Annual Magazine Reader”

• DVD Frenzy on Wednesdays only: customers can rent one DVD and get a second one for free

• Consult our book sale at “good evening” prices every day

• Search for “Picks of the Week” every Thursday in The Herald

• We are open from 10 am to 3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 1 pm to 6 pm Tuesday and Thursday. Plan to visit us soon.

• For the safety of our customers and our staff, the library requires the wearing of masks or face covers, from 5 years old, inside the establishment, regardless of the vaccination status. We also clean publicly accessible computers and tables after each use.

• Remember to stay safe by following the “3 W’s”: wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance!

TEAM RRPL values ​​you and it is our pleasure to serve you and your family by providing collections, connections and community. All for you!

Drop everything, visit your library and start reading!

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