Library Director's Message

Virginia Sharp March

Why are we here?

Recently, I was encouraged to consider “Why am I here (in my position at the Onslow County Public Library)?” This conversation continued with my own staff members. The underlying theme of why we are here is to connect patrons with resources. OCPL offers a variety of resources and services – storytimes, Internet access, books, digital books, online classes and so much more. We love to connect these resources and services to patrons to meet their needs and empower them. Through storytimes, children learn social skills and basic literacy; while parents and caregivers learn new methods to nurture pre-reading skills at home. Patrons are using the Internet to apply for jobs, maintain connections with family and friends through social media, learn new languages with Mango Languages and repair vehicles through AutoMate.

Every patron has a different need and OCPL is here to help find the right resource to fill that need. Libraries can transform lives – let OCPL help transform yours.