NEW BERN, N.C (WNCT) — The New Bern-Craven County Public Library will be hosting a spring book this Friday and Saturday.

Members will get early access starting Thursday evening from 4-7 p.m. Applications will be available at the door. The library will be asking New Bern residents to sign a petition requesting a newly expanded library.

Joanne Straight, president of Friends of New Bern-Craven County Public Library, said they need to be able to offer more space for internet usage, tutoring and other basic resources.

“And we want to let the commissioners know that we feel its time to at least get it back on the list is something to consider,” Straight said. “Libraries play a vital role in communities that are impacted by weather disasters, because of their internet connectivity.”

The book sale event will take place at the Family Life Center of Saint Paul Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information on the book sale and the petition.