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Movies & More in Bath, NC Saturday, September 27th


The first Movies & More Under the Stars event took place on September 27th outside the Bath Library.  Over 170 people came out to enjoy outdoor activities, food, storytelling, and an outdoor screening of Disney’s The Pirate Fairy.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and organizations who participated and helped to make this event a success! Special thanks to Debra Torrence, Wee Pirates Play Outside!, Linda Poore, Sharon Britt, Lion’s Club, Ken Lumsden, Girl Scout Troop # 3556, Bill Burke, and Leon Keech. Much appreciation to BHM Regional staff Hannah Easley, Kay Williams, Teresa Respass, and Carolyn Burke.

Sincere thanks to the Town Council of Bath, Elna, Bubs Carson and the maintenance crew. Thanks also to the Bath High School Preservation group for sharing the Art Gallery rest rooms with the public.  


NC Cardinal Catalog

BHM Regional Library system is now part of the NC Cardinal consortium. We all share resources, books and the catalog. Ask at the service desk for more information.


Events Calendar


Book Review


 Skeleton Meets the Mummy

This is a cute Halloween story for early readers.  Skeleton wants to go trick-or-treating with his friend Derek.  Before he can go his mother wants him to take his grandmother some soup.  Many things happen while Skeleton is on the way to grandmother's house through the woods.  Find out what funny events take place and how skeleton reacts.  You just might be surprised.

By Denise Toler of the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library



E-books Now Available

BHM Regional Library and other libraries in the state have joined together with NC LIVE in a project called Homegrown eBooks. At least ten NC publishers are part of this launch project. Many eBooks written by NC authors are available. The books will have MARC records and be part of our catalog. For best results, users will need the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari. Chrome and Safari are available as free downloads. Users of other browsers are able to access the collection but may experience technical issues.

Access via the BiblioBoard Library App
The BiblioBoard Library app is available for iPad®, Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus tablets® and Galaxy Tab® (4.0+) mobile devices.
Step 1: Visit the BiblioBoard website using the NC LIVE link above. 
Step 2: Click on the yellow "tablet" link in the upper-right corner.
Step 3: Create your own user account.
Step 4:  Download the appropriate app and login using the account information created in step 3. 


I See Colors

Click on the link below. 

Then click on a book to open it.

If your device has sound you can also hear the book by clicking on Narration.

Narration is available in several languages besides English.

Tip:  You must click the play button and the sound symbol for each page


Thank You to Donors


BHM Regional Library has been awarded a $5,000 Redbox and OCLC "Outside the Box" grant. The grant includes an outdoor movie screen and peripherals  including two huge canopy tents to show movies or hold other outside events. Other equipment includes DLP theatre projector, umbrellas, and outdoor furniture. Many thanks to Debra Torrence for her work assembling and writing the grant letter. In 2013 five libraries were chosen for this grant during the pilot year. In 2014  twenty libraries were selected for this award. The first event will be Saturday September 27, 2014 4:00 - 8:00 pm in Bath adjacent to the library. There will be many family fun events like a paper airplane contest, bubble blowing, jump rope contest, a costume contest with a red carpet walk, story time and an outdoor movie, "The Pirate Fairy." Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

The Williamston High School Class of 1953 alumni have generously donated $2000 to be used to buy books for the Martin Memorial Library.

Martin Memorial Library has been approved for a $1000 grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council to fund a “Let’s Talk About It” adult book discussion series in the fall.  The theme is “The Many Voices of Latino Literature.”  The council will schedule five local scholars to lead the discussions of the five books.  The first program is scheduled for Thursday evening, September 18.  Please call the library at 252-792-7476 for additional information.

Denise Toler, staff member at Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library in Aurora, applied for and was awarded a $1200 scholarship to attend the 2014 Association of Rural and Small Libraries Convention in the state of Washington. This grant is made possible by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

BHM Regional Library was contacted by Raye Oldham of the State Library that BHM has been awarded a $50,000 LSTA grant with a 10% local match. The grant was written by Susan Benning, the Director. This grant award will be used to create three mini computer labs in the BHM Regional Library system. The mini computer labs are mobile but are based in Aurora, Williamston and Belhaven.  The flexibility allows the laptops to be moved  to other locations or consolidated for bigger classes. This grant is made possible by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Special thanks to Joyce Chapman. Thank you to Martin Community College and Beaufort Community College for partnering with BHM Regional Library on this grant. Free classes will be provided on using a computer, doing a resume, completing online job applications, doing a cover letter, and search for a job online.The colleges will provide instructors  to teach five classes on topic specific classes like Excel, Powerpoint, Desktop publishing,etc.

Heather Harden wrote and was awarded a $3,000 Dollar General Grant for the Summer Reading Program at the Martin Memorial Library in Williamston, N.C.

Monsanto Corporation has donated $2,500 to the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library in Aurora, NC for library materials and for programming equipment.

BB&T awarded Martin Memorial  Library $1200 which will be used for guest performers/programs and t-shirts for the 2014 Summer Reading Program.  Additionally, they pledged employee manpower to assist with preparations and programs as part of their Lighthouse initiative. The theme of this year’s SRP programming is Fizz, Boom Read!

BHM Regional Library was awarded a LSTA grant to migrate to the NC Cardinal automation system in 2014. This project was completed when Mattamuskeet joint school/public library migrated in June 2014.




Slide Show

This slide show represents some pictures of the BHM Regional Library branches, the Weyerhaeuser job resource displays, children's story times, and craft programs. If you see staff taking pictures, smile and say "cheese." There is a picture of me accepting a check for $10,000 from Southern Bank Foundation for the new Bath Library. Thanks for watching. Susan Benning, Director

Summer Reading @ BHM

Click on "Fizz, Boom, Read" to see our
Summer Reading Slideshow!

CSLP art/graphics are copy- righted by Upstart for exclusive use by CSLP members and are used by permission. Copying or reproducing these CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited.

Mattamuskeet Library Job Opening


Mattamuskeet Library

Part time Library Manager (16 hours per week), 

20418 US Hwy 264
Swan Quarter, N.C. 27885

Mattamuskeet, NC  - includes public  library hours of operation at the Mattamuskeet School Library  Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Fri. 11:30 pm – 3:30 pm   Computer and customer service skills required.  This work includes checking in and out books, helping patrons use the computers, shelving books, collecting fine money, helping patrons with information requests, following policies and procedures. This person also orders books, plans programs, prepares time sheets, monthly reports and newsletter articles.  Apply at Employment Security Commission or pick up an application at any BHM libraries, or online at Please fill it out and mail to BHM Regional Library, 158 N. Market St., Washington, NC 27889 or fax to 252-946-0352.  Call 252-946-6401 for more information.


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Book Donations

Headquarters and Bath Community Library iare accepting book donations of books published after 2012. We can provide a receipt for income tax purposes. We cannot use and do not accept sets of encyclopedias or text books.



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