Library to host mystery series

Staff report

October 15, 2013

LAURINBURG — Mystery in the Library Series

The Scotland County Memorial Library on Saturday will invite the community to help find possible ghosts, skeletons and ghouls hidden between bookshelves and tiny spaces.

The library will be presenting the second theme of their “Mystery in the Library Series” program called “Grave Evidence” that will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All young detectives and ghost hunters between the ages of 10 to 14 are invited.

“Grave Evidence” will be an event dedicated to intertwining science and the supernatural that allows participants to have fun while learning.

Denise Dunn, Youth Services Director, wanted to host the program for youths that are in their “tweens,” saying they are often overlooked when it comes to participating in activities and it is crucial to keep young people reading, interested, curious and occupied.

Dunn challenges young readers to come in and solve the mysteries hidden within the library.

The first theme presented in the “Mystery in the Library Series” kicked off in July. The next theme will be scheduled sometime after Christmas.

“Food 4 Fine$” Program

The Scotland County Memorial Library is also giving locals a chance to clear their conscience if they ever borrowed a book or DVD that they never returned or is long overdue.

The library is willing to forgive and forget in exchange for food donations from Oct. 14-21. All collected foods will be distributed to the Church Community Services food bank.

Through the “Food 4 Fine$” program, those who wish to settle their “dept” can donate packaged goods to the library as repayment.

“It’s a way of helping the food bank,” Leon Gyles, Director of Scotland County Memorial Library, said.

Each item donated have to be canned or packaged and not out of date. Each non-perishable food item donated is worth $2 that is waived off any due fines owed to the library. Food items will only cover fines but not any lost or damaged items.

Gyles said that he saw another library host an event like this before and the idea stayed at the back of his mind. When the time arrived he decided to use and execute this plan to help contribute to the community.

For more information contact the library staff at 276-0563.