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Read across the County

Brought to you by New Hanover County Public Library, New Hanover County's Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Friends of New Hanover County Public Library, Read across the County aspires to bring people of different backgrounds and ages together for a community-wide summer of reading. Read across the County will run from June through August and offers citizens the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs and discussions tied to selected titles for each age group. Our selected titles this year inspire us to understand one another, appreciate our diversity, and unite our community through art and expression.

Did you participate in Read across the County? Please take a moment to tell us about your experience. Your feedback is appreciated! 

Selected Titles

Read across the County 2022

Upcoming Programs

RaC Collage Art Contest!

Read across the County Celebrates Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña with a... Collage Art Contest!  

Use your choice of materials to create a collage.

Then submit a photo of your art to to for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

This contest is for all ages. There will be fabulous prizes for every age group!

You are welcome to create and submit any many collages as you like!

The last day to submit is August 12.

Recorded Programs

A conversation with Dr. Tara White, Professor of History, UNCW and Dr. Jan Davidson, Historian, Cape Fear Museum, about the theme of Racism in the American South in Hell of a Book by Jason Mott.

Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Call (910) 798-6300
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm