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Down East Public Library

702 Hwy 70 E. Otway
Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone (252) 728 - 1333
Fax (252) 504-2009


Mondays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fridays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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You are invited to the Down East Public Library’s

Summer Reading Program

on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. on

June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14.

You may register for the reading program any time after the last day of school. You will receive a logbook to record the titles of books you read this summer. You will sign a contract with the librarian to decide how many books you will read.

Everyone who completes the program by finishing their contract will be invited to a final party with certificates and rewards. The library welcomes children of all abilities.

For more information, call the library at 728-1333



Adult Summer Reading Program GRAND PRIZE, donated by Ace Hardware of Beaufort



Block Party News

     “These are the winners of our block party drawings!  New cardholder, Katharine Guthrie won the book "Strangers have the Best Candy" donated by Friends of the Down East Library.  Katharine is an appropriate winner since she is an indefatigable book reader!  The gift basket donated by Libby Liles, proprietor of The Kindred Spirit and Green Gables Tea Room, was won by Clarice Willis!  Clarice is one of the library's charter volunteers and is the organizer of our quarterly bingo games.  She's always giving away gift baskets at our bingo games, so turnabout is fair play!  Congratulations to our winners!  Many thanks for being loyal Patrons of the Down East Public Library!”

Thank you, Friends of Down East Public Library! Our Friends purchased a new book & media drop and it has been installed in the parking lot near the ATM. The new drop has one slot for books and one slot for audiobooks and movies. Join the Friends today!


Library Catalog

     Patrons are able to pick up and check out materials at the Down East Public Library that they have put on reserve through the CPC system.
We're excited to announce public library services and resources in progress at the Down East Public Library!  Read More


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