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Library Hours

Fall and Spring Schedules

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Summer Schedule

Monday – Thursday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Contact the Library

Telephone: 252-862-1209


Fax: 252-862-1358

Visit us in the Jernigan Building on Roanoke-Chowan's Campus  109 Community College Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910


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News at R-CCC Library

Here ye, Here ye! Come by and visit us in the LRC! We have gotten a new facelift for our café and in our Small Business Center area. This beautiful artwork was donated by Mr. Jim Messer and his art class. We feel this gives us a modern look.  Also, the café is open since the weather has gotten colder.  We have coffee, hot cocoa and cappuccino available for $1.00 a cup.  We always welcome our faculty, staff, students and community patrons anytime to visit for assistance, resources and a helping hand.

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A Selfie + A Shelfie!

In celebration of National Library Week, share what you are currently reading by taking a Selfie  + a Shelfie! Send us a picture of yourself with the book you are reading, or a picture of the book you ar​e reading.  If you are not reading anything at this time I challenge you to pick up a book or read a e-book on your tablet. We look forward to seeing your pictures. Who's up for the challenge!!

(Shirley Parker)


LRC Has New Catalog Search Station

Have you ever wondered how you can search for a book in the card catalog without using the computers that students are working at?

Well you can, the LRC staff has moved and created a friendly station for you to search books through the library catalog or online catalog.

Try it today! If you should need help please stop by the circulation desk.


We Want to Hear from You!

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R-CCC Special Displays


November- Native American Month

December- Christmas

History Comes Alive at R-CCC

Black History Month Displays

Easter Display:

Women's History Month:

 A.L.E.C. and NowHumanity Project

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Feature Books of the Month

Benefits of Distance Learning

North Carolina Display


R-CCC Library: Gooooo Waves!!!!



LRC Technical/Public Services Specialist, Mildred Gatling and Librarian, Bonnie Burkett worked together and came up with an innovative way to help show school spirit at the R-CCC Library. Both Gatling and Burkett created three beautiful banners displaying school spirit with Waves, Waves Blue Tuesday, and Go Waves! You can see their designs outside of the front entrance doors of the library. Don't forget to show your school spirit and wear your BLUE and White for Waves Blue Tuesday!


    Need Help? Stop by Our Blue and White Handouts Display Table

    A BLUE and White table display with handsouts has been set up in the library for Faculty, Staff, Students and Patrons by Librarian, Bonnie Burkett and Acquisitions and Cataloging Technician, Amber Moore.

    Students can find  handouts on MLA 8th Edition, Upcoming events at the R-CCC Library, Literacy Challenge, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz crossword puzzle, The A.L.E.C. Club Book Exchange, R-CCC Times, NC Community College Newsletter and the Library Brochures.  


    Whooo Into Reading Great Books?

    A Owl/Tree Book Mural and a "READBOX" has been designed in the library featuring new arrivals for Faculty, Staff, Student and Patrons.

    Whether you’re interested in catching up on academic or leisure reading, we’ve got books just for you.

    Stop by and check out some of the books we have in our new displays. We look forward to you coming in and assisting you with your reading projects.



    Upcoming Events at Your R-CCC Library

    Welcome Back Waves!

    The R-CCC Library staff would like to welcome everyone back. We hope that you enjoyed your summer vacations. It is that time of year again, when the air starts to get cooler and the leaves on the trees begin to change colors.

     We invite you to stop by the library and check out the feature books of the month. While you are visiting the library stop by our café area and receive something warm to drink.

     Are you interested in a book club at your library? Read more below.


    The Library Café is Open:

    All Items are $1.00 per cup (sugar, Splenda and Original and French Vanilla creamers are available) .5 for extra sugars/creamers


    Pumpkin Spice Coffee- New

    Warm Apple Cider- New 

    Medium Roast Extra Bold Coffee

    Light Roast Coffee

    Hazelnut Cappuccino

    Caramel Cappuccino

    French Vanilla Cappuccino

    Earl Grey Tea

    Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa

        Feature Books of the Month:

    The Arts, Literacy and Entertainment (A.L.E.C.) would like to start a book club. It may be hard to add another book to you’re to do list, however there are some really great books that you might not know about and could enjoy reading during your spare time.

    To start off our book club, we would like to invite all those interested in forming a book club to the library on Wednesday September 14, 2016 and at 2:30pm to discuss favorite book topics and more.

    To get everyone thinking about their favorite books and new books to add to their collections, A.L.E.C. has chosen a few books below to feature in the library this month and the call number for each book has been included for future references.

    ·         African American Authors or African American Themes

    •   The Year of YES by Shonda Rhimes (PN 1992.4 R515 A3 2015)
    •   The Help by Kathryn Stockett (PS 3619 .T636 H45 2009)

    ·         Young Adult

    •   Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, Douglas Smith (PS 3563 .A3535 W5 1995)

    ·         Adult Reads

    • Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (PS 3557 .R5355 R64 2015)

    ·         NC Authors

    • Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (PS 3569 .P363 S24 2010)

    ·         Civil and Human Rights

    • Future Crimes by Marc Goodman (HV 6773 .G66 F8 2015)


         September Book Preview:

    Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    By Gregory Maguire, Douglas Smith

    Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is the recreation of the famous and beloved story of the Wizard of OZ. In this story, readers venture into a new land; where animals talk, Munchkins lives are explored, the trails of the Tin Man is explained and a little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West becomes known as a smart, prickly, misunderstood creature, who challenges the reader to rethink good and evil. Maybe Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, was not so wicked after all?

    Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, Douglas Smith has been chosen by A.L.E.C. for many reasons one, everyone is familiar with the story of the Wizard of Oz, the Wizard of Oz has been shown on national television since 1956, it has been a family favorite for many generations and Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch has been equally as popular on Broadway to the Wizard of Oz on television. Both have reached number spots after only being featured for just a few weeks on air and live productions.

    For Fun/ Stress Reliever: Stop by the library, show your library card at the circulation desk and get a free Wizard of Oz, crossword puzzle.




    R-CCC Library Celebrates National Library Sign-up Month


    September was National Library Card Sign-up Month.  The library was excited to make our students and community patrons aware of this special event.  National Library Card Sign-up month started in 1987 to mark the beginning of the new school year by the American Library Association.  This annual celebration is to remind parents and students that signing up for a library card is the first step to becoming a lifelong learner and to excel in academics.  Snoopy from the famous cartoon, Peanuts, for the second year in a row has been chosen as the Honorary Chair of Library Sign-up Month.  Thank you Barkha Patel, Johnita Mitchell, and Jamie Earley for letting us capture you signing up for your library card!


    Left Your Flash Drive at Home? Don’t fear .. Google Drive to the Rescue!


    Students do you know that you have access to Google Drive that automatically comes with your student email account. Most students haven’t heard of a Google Drive much less have used it. In the picture above, Mrs. Burkett is showing Kanesha Harris how to access and use her Google Drive. 

    A Google Drive is a cloud storage system that allows you to create, share and edit documents. It is a free service for your institution with no advertisements. It works on all platforms seamlessly such as your desktop computer, laptop, tablet and mobile devices. If you forgot to bring your flash drive to school, lost it or washed it with your laundry, then you won’t have to ever panic again. If you can access the Internet, then you can have access to all of your files.

    Students can work collaboratively on the same document, or project at the same time and then share with instructor. This minimizes the use of paper and allows students to work on documents together in real time without the hassle of emailing documents back and forth.

    Google Drive has similar tools to Microsoft Office which contains software for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Google Drive has Google Docs for word processing, Google Sheets for spreadsheet use and Google Slides for presentations. You can also create forms to be shared and submitted to collect information and data.

    For more Direct Instruction on how to create Google Docs… Go to the Tip Sheet created for you.


    Google Docs Tip Sheet Link -


    Would you like to have one on one training on how to use your Google Drive? 

    Email Bonnie Burkett - to sign up for a tutorial session. 

    • Upcoming Group Training Session – Oct. 5, Oct. 12 at 6:00 in the Library

    If these times won’t work with your schedule, then please email Mrs. Burkett or call 252-862-1239 to set up an individual tutorial.

    Extra Picture of what a Google Drive Looks Like (You may have enough pictures for this article.)







    Happy National Library Month!

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                National Library Week 2

    April 10 - 16th was National Library Week.  Here are some of the selfie/shelfies that I received last week.  Also, Raya Sessoms was the winner of the Candy Jar Guessing Contest.  Shirley Gay in the Continuing Education office won a book as well as Chrystal Williams, Lydia Murphy and Elysha Pace. Thanks to all that participated in the festivities.  Keep Reading!

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    October 1, 2015


    New Display for the LRC

    A new display has been created out front of the LRC. The display includes the A.L.E.C. club members, custom designs and R-CCC staff that have helped to contributed to plays and readings that the R-CCC A.L.E.C. club has been a part of for the fall semester of 2015. If you have not visited the display case located outside of the library front doors, we welcome you to do so. Pictures, names and roles that each individual participated in are listed inside of the display case.

    The A.L.E.C. club would like to send a special thank you to Dean Monique Mitchell for her support of the play. Mrs. Bonnie Burkett for video recording the play. Mrs. Mildred Gatling for helping to pass candy out to the children during the Read and Treat after the A.L.E.C. club play. Mrs. Shelia Porter (former chair, and current Board member of the Hertford County Board of Education) for visiting and meeting the A.L.E.C. Club members. Mr. Kevin Davis for his help in a creative name for a character in the play, Robert’s Story. Mrs. Cara Edwards and Mr. Zain Murphy for their help with the auditorium. Mr. Joel Murphy for his help with creating a stage for the A.L.E.C. club play.


    R-CCC Library: Mrs. Gatling's Creations

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