Jan. 28, 2013 — We visited the Kannapolis branch of Cabarrus County Public Library and crashed one of their popular “Geektastic” events. Kids, parents, friends and families worked together to transform rolls of colorful duct tape into creative and useful accessories. This is just one of the many activities available at the library.
Libraries have changed over recent years and are now centers for lifelong learning and community involvement. In addition to story-times, book clubs, author events, and summer reading events, the Kannapolis branch has 18 internet computers, two word processing work stations, and two photocopiers for public use. They offer classes in basic computer skills, including common software programs, how to use the Internet, how to set up email and how to use social media sites, such as Facebook. Many patrons use the computers for job searching.
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b search resources and resume writing. The Kannapolis branch library also has many activities and events for children and teens. In addition to its Geektastic series, the library offers after-school book clubs as well as drama and art classes for school-age children.
The Kannapolis library is one of four libraries in the Cabarrus County Public Library system. It has been serving citizens of Kannapolis and the surrounding region since 1986. The library is located at 850 Mountain Street behind the Cannon YMCA and next to Village Park in Kannapolis. Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All Cabarrus County libraries are closed on Fridays.
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