Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina
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Librarian: Dottie Brunette
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The library will be closed for staff training on Monday, August 26; and Monday, November 18. Please see the calendar on the home page for holiday closings.
Proposed Budget Cuts
It is budget time in Raleigh and the Governor's proposed budget calls for a cut in public library funding (by nearly 5%)!!
We're asking library patrons to email a petition to the Governor and legislators in support of library funding. You'll find more information and pre-addressed email forms here. We need your support.
Earlier this spring, the FOL Board approved Gerlinde Lindy to take over as manager of the Used Book Store. “She’s the perfect fit,” said Mary Otto Selzer, noting Gerlinde served as vice president under her presidency. Gerlinde also served as FOL secretary and in the past has managed the Book Store. Read more about Gerlinde.
The Jackson County Public Library has announced its schedule of a wide variety of performances and educational talks, and activities. These programs are designed to appeal to people of all ages and are free to the public. The programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
Tuesday, June 18 - 7 pm. Bookmaking II with Gayle Woody. Space is limited to the first ten people who register. Please call the Library to sign up.
Tuesday, June 25 - 7 pm. Roy Owenby, local author. The Owl Knows is an Appalachian Trail mystery set in Macon County. Two female teachers are hiking the Trail, when one is murdered and the other mysteriously disappears. The plot thickens as local law enforcement, aided by the FBI, begin to unravel the mystery.
A new One-on-One Computer Support Program is now available at the Jackson County Public Library. This program is designed to help people that need individual assistance in learning skills on the computer. The Volunteers who either help in or teach the computer classes make this program possible. Individual appointments are set up by the Adult Services Department. If you or someone you know needs this type of assistance, please stop by the Reference desk at JCPL or call 586-2016 for more information.
All classes are from 5:45-7:15 pm. You must register for this class either by calling 586-2016 or by signing up at the Reference Desk; classes are free but space is limited to 16. Participants are asked to arrive at the Library and proceed upstairs to the Adult Services desk no later than 5:45 pm. Classes are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
Family Nights are designated for Thursday nights at 6 pm. These programs are held in the Storytime Room in the Children’s Area of the library. Family Nights are fun for the whole family. Anything can happen at Family Night: crafts, games, movies, special guests, and parties of all sorts.
For more information about these activities, check the schedule on the home page, click here, or contact Youth Services at the library, 586-2016. These activities are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
Lego Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 pm - Lego Club is a chance for kids ages 3 and up to express their creativity as they are engaged in a variety of themed building projects.
Legos are enjoyable for everyone involved whether they are building princess castles, rockets ...This is a great club for any Lego-maniac! There is no cost to participate. Legos and Duplos will be available for building.
Paws to Read on the 4th Thursday of the month 3:30-4:30 pm - Come read to our lovable four-legged friend, Sir Murray McFurry! Murray is a certified therapy dog and he loves to listen to children read.
Children can choose books to practice their reading skills or even tell Murray a story from the pictures.
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4 pm - TAG meetings are a chance for teens (ages 12 and up) to hang out and enjoy some yummy snacks and fun activities, to voice their ideas of what books they would like in the library and what kinds of programs they would like to have, and to find out about volunteer opportunities at the library.
Due to Production Studio guidelines the library may not include movie titles or studio names in this website.
Recently Released Movies - Please contact the library. Movies are shown several times a month.
for Kids — Jackson County Public Library has a children's area on the ground floor of the library that is filled with many fun and educational features. We have six different levels of children's books: Board Books for infants and preschoolers, Beginning Readers for children just starting to read, Easy books also known as picture books, Juvenile fiction books also known as chapter books, Juvenile Non-fiction books for informational purposes, and Juvenile Biography books to learn about individual people.
Free Internet access — available to all library users with a current library card or guest card. The computer lab has 16 computers and is located on the second floor behind the Reference Desk. There are also laptop computers and netbooks for check-out. Color and black-and-white printing is available at 25 cents a page.
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