Welcome to fall. Perhaps this is the season of your favorite sport: golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, cheerleading or the beloved football.

Are you a player or just a diehard fan? I am definitely not a player. I was a loyal fan of football for several years while my son played football from midget throughout college. Now he is a devoted golfer and an excellent player. He has even played in charity tournaments. I have four grandsons playing multiple sports (basketball, football and T-ball) so now I am a sports fan — I am no longer focused on just football.

Meet Team RRPL member Ruby Mason, our library assistant. Ruby is a native of Roanoke Rapids and a graduate of the John Armstrong Chaloner High School. Ruby was married to the late Willis Mason for almost 50 years. She has two children, Schwanda and BJ. She enjoys sewing, is a lover of sports and she has a “green” thumb. Kudos to Ruby for all the beautiful greenery in the library. Ruby is also our RRPL Story Time anchor. Check her out at facebook.com/roanokerapidsrecreation.

Fall is a great time to “fall into reading” with a good book. If you have already read everything in your home library, then visit your hometown library for hundreds of great books to read. I am currently reading, “Where the Grass is Green” and the “Girls are Pretty” by Lauren Weisberger. This book is about two sisters, their perfect lives and their perfect lies. Peyton is an anchor on a morning show, she has it all, until … Skye, a stay-at-home mom with degrees from all the right schools, dreams of a life beyond the PTA, until …

We added a “New Arrivals” section for the large print books to our collection to better assist you in locating the “new” large print books.

Are you in the market for a job or a career change? On Nov. 10, you are welcome to participate in a Virtual Job Fair using a computer or your smart phone. If you don’t have access to the internet, no problem, visit the RRPL to use a computer. Businesses from Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson counties are hiring. Preregistration is important. Stop by the library for more information.

We have a beautiful fall display in the front entrance within the library. Kudos to Mr. Hollowell. We also have a “tree” displaying the donations for the magazine drive. The leaves on the tree shows the names of donors and the amounts donated. To respect the privacy of our donors, the amount donated and donor(s) are displayed on separate leaves. Kudos to Mrs. Harder. Do you have a leaf on our tree? If not, please make a donation.

Also, visit our bulletin board and “Free, Take One” table for lots of helpful information about local and statewide resources.

Books and Treats at RRPL

• Children up to age 12 are invited to visit the library from 1 to 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 26 to receive a free book and treat. You will also have the opportunity to register for a $25 Walmart gift card. The drawing is Oct. 27.

• During the month of October, patrons age 13 and up are invited to participate in an Autumn Trivia game. Those who answer all the questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Walmart gift card. The drawing is Nov. 1.

• During the month of November, patrons age 8 and up are invited to register each time they check out a book for a chance at a $25 Walmart gift card. The drawing is Dec. 1.

In addition, we would like to leave you with a few other reminders:

• Please support our “Annual Magazine Drive”

• DVD Frenzy on Wednesdays only — patrons may rent one DVD and get a second one free

• Check out our Book Sale at “bargain basement” prices, every day

• For safety reasons, Storytime will continue on “Roanoke Rapids Recreation” Facebook, facebook.com/roanokerapidsrecreation

• To access our digital collection (print and audio books) visit our website, youseemore.com/roanokerapids

• Look for “Picks of the Week” every Thursday in The Herald

• We are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Plan to visit us soon.

• For the safety of our patrons and staff, the library requires the wearing of mask or face coverings, ages 5 and older, inside the facility regardless of vaccination status. We also wipe down public access computers and tables following each use.

• Remember to stay safe by following the “3 W’s” — wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance!

The TEAM RRPL appreciates you and it is our pleasure to serve you and your family by offering collections, connections and community. All for you!

Drop everything, visit your library and begin reading!

Jacqueline Moore is the interim director for the Roanoke Rapids Public Library. She can be reached at jmoore@roanokerapidsnc.com.

Jacqueline Moore is the interim director for the Roanoke Rapids Public Library. She can be reached at jmoore@roanokerapidsnc.com.