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Quick printing service available at the library using PrinterOn

By Amber Covington

Rowan Public Library

Need access to a printer? Not sure where to get a document printed at short notice in Rowan County? Rowan Public Library offers wireless printing at all three branch locations in China Grove, Rockwell and Salisbury. All you need is an email address or internet access to send your print job to one of our printers.

Do you have to be in the library to send your documents to the printer? No, all that is needed is an email address you have access to on a mobile device, or you can visit our website and upload your documents there.

Once your print job is accepted by our printer, a confirmation email is sent to you to confirm your print job is ready to pick up at the printer. I know you’re thinking that will lead to our printer printing all night? Not quite, your documents will only print once they are paid for and released from the print station in our library.

To retrieve your documents, please visit during our hours of operation and remember to use the email address used to send the print job. However, you can send your documents anytime of day and pick them up when we are open.

If this sounds a little confusing, feel free to stop by any library branch and staff will be available to help you with wireless printing or visit our website at www.rowancountync.gov/1440/Wireless-Printing. If you like using mobile apps, consider downloading PrinterOn and searching for Rowan Public Library to send your documents directly to the printer.

This service can be a lifesaver for anyone in need of printing a document when their printer has run out of ink. Before panicking, next time consider visiting your nearest library branch to print your documents. Currently, we charge 15 cents per page for black and white copies and 75 cents per page for colored copies. Don’t hesitate to call or visit your library for help on using our wireless printing service.

Summer Reading Kickoff: East, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Prepare yourself for an out-of-this-world adventure with the East Branch Summer Reading Kick-Off. Enjoy water games and refreshments while learning about RPL’s Summer Reading programs for children, teens and adults, as well as READsquared (an online reading program tool). Bring a towel or a change of clothes. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more information, call 704-216-7842.

Blast Off with Summer Reading 2019: Headquarters, Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. This system-wide Summer Reading Kick Off, held in RPL Headquarters’ Stanback Auditorium, offers information about upcoming programs for children, teens and adults. Patrons can register for Summer Reading, learn about READsquared (an online reading program tool), and enjoy games and activities. This event coincides with Salisbury’s Cheerwine Festival. A responsible caretaker (age 16+) must accompany children 8 and under. For more details, call 704-216-8234.

Classic Cinema Series: East, Friday, 2 p.m. Enjoy a free showing of the 1954 film “The Long, Long Trailer” (not rated, 96 minutes). While the Classic Cinema Series is part of Adult Outreach Services and is designed for retired individuals, all ages are welcome. For more details, call 704-216-7842. After May 17, the Classic Cinema Series will go on hiatus until September.

Holiday closing: Memorial Day. Headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell), and South Rowan Regional (China Grove) will be closed Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27. Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 28.

Book Bites Book Club: South, May 28, 6 p.m. This month’s selection is “The Last Ballad,” by Wiley Cash. Refreshments; new members are welcome. For more details, contact Paulette at Paulette.Stiles@rowancountync.gov.

Friends of RPL present Wiley Cash: At Trinity Oaks retirement community, May 30, 6:30 p.m. New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash will headline this year’s Friends of RPL annual general meeting. He is the author of “The Last Ballad,” “A Land More Kind than Home” and ‘This Dark Road to Mercy”. The founder of the Open Canon Book Club and co-founder of the Land More Kind Appalachian Artists Residency, he has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and the Weymouth Center. He is the writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and teaches in the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA.

This event will be held at Trinity Oaks Retirement, 728 Klumac Road, and is open to Friends of RPL members. Memberships may be purchased ahead of time or onsite and begin at $10 a year for an individual membership. When the event space reaches capacity, doors will be closed. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Doors open at 6 p.m.; the event begins at 6:30 p.m. A book-signing and reception will follow. Salisbury’s South Main Book Company will be on site to sell copies for Cash’s book-signing. SMBC accepts cash or card. For more information about this event, call 704-216-8240.

Displays: Headquarters, African-Caribbean Weaving by Dolly Griffin; East, vintage lunch boxes by Sharon Ross; South, student art exhibit featuring South Rowan High School art classes.

Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-216-8266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

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