Story time for babies and toddlers is Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Ocracoke Community Library’s temporary venue in Deepwater Theater on School Road. From left are Jenny Mason and her son, Regina Boor and her daughter, and Sundae Horn, library manager. Photo: C. Leinbach

An online survey on the future of the Beaufort, Hyde, Martin Regional Library, of which Ocracoke’s Community Library is a part, will stay active at least through the end of October.

The data is being gathered by a consultant hired by BHM Regional Library and all comments will be totally anonymous.

Ocracoke’s library manager, Sundae Horn, says even if you don’t use the library, they want to hear from the community: Is there something the library can offer that would bring you in?  If you do use the library, how can it serve you better?

“As we look forward to getting back into our library building, this is a perfect opportunity to ask the community what they want and need from the library,” Horn said.  “Our budget is limited, but we can dream big and plan ahead, but we won’t know what people want unless they tell us.”

The library, like many island buildings, was flooded Sept. 6, 2019, during Hurricane Dorian.

It has been raised and inside repairs are being completed, which is expected to take several more months.

To see the survey options (English and Spanish), scroll down to the bottom of the page on this link.

The library building has been raised and awaits the interior finishes. Photo: C. Leinbach
Ocracoke Community Library is temporarily in the Deepwater Theater. Photo: C. Leinbach