Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina

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33 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

828-488-2382
Fax: 828-488-2638

Director: Karen Wallace

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Antiques & Collectibles


Collector Online's Club Directory

Curioscape.com

Art & Architecture


Architecture

American Architectural Foundation

American Institute of Architecture  

Architecture Links on the World Wide Web

Craftsman Perspective

Cyburbia - The Urban Planning Portal

 

Classics

 

The Ancient History Sourcebook

Classical and Medieval History

Dance

ThinkQuest Dance site

Drama

Applied and Interactive Theatre Guide

The Costume Page

Theatre Central

Music

Classical Music

Public Domain Music

Photography

A History of Photography

Masters of Photography

National Geographic Photography

Visual Art

Artcyclopedia

WebMuseum

Books & Authors


Author Biographies

Biblio.com - Author biographies and bibliographies

Awards - Genre

Bram Stoker Awards - Horror

Caldecott Medal - Children's literature

Hammett Prize - Crime

Hugo Award - SciFi

James Beard Award -Cooking

The National Book Award

Nebula Awards - SciFi

Newbery Medal - Children's literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature

PEN-Faulkner - Fiction

The Pulitzer Prizes

Rita Awards - Romance

Spur Awards - Western

World Fantasy Awards

 

Bestseller lists

The New York Times Books Bestseller Lists

Publishers Weekly Bestseller List

Website for Ravenous Readers

Censorship
ALA Banned & Challenged Books

Banned Books and Censorship

Literature

Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides

Classic Authors.net

Page By Page Books - Read Books Online for Free

Project Gutenberg - Over 33,000 free electronic books

OnlineLiterature.com - Books, short stores and poems, quotations

Retail Sales - Online

abebooks.com - Used, secondhand, rare, out-of-print

Alibris.com - Used, rare, and ot-of-print

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble.com

BookSpot - book reviews, book awards

Book Reviews

Amazon.com - Reviews, best seller lists

Barnes & Noble Bookbrowser - Critics' comments, reviews

Book Spot - Best sellers lists, reviews, excerpts, 100 best 20th century books

Boston Book Review - Independent reviews, author interviews, award-winners

C-SPAN Book Notes Program - Transcripts, video, audio

C-SPAN2 BookTV Program- Weekly program highlights

Chicago Tribune Book Reviews - The Chicago newspaper's book section, excerpts

Librarian/Publisher Connection - Links to "Best of" lists from myriad sources

New York Review of Books - Reviews, excerpts

San Francisco Chronicle Book Reviews – The San Francisco newspaper's book section

For more suggested reading lists, click the Library Catalog.

Business & Consumer Education


Better Business Bureau

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Consumer Information from the Federal Government  

Edmunds Car Buying and Leasing

Federal Citizen Information Center

Financial Educatioin Center

Financial Tools, Strategies for Managing Your Money

Government Loans

Kelley Blue Book -- auto price guide

NADA Guides -- auto price guide

North Carolina Financial Literacy Center

Personal Bankruptcy Tips

Thomas Register Online

Zip Code Lookup

Childcare and Child Development


Childcare Services

Care.com - Find care for your children

Child Care Services - Early childhood project, childcare wages, child care research

North Carolina Dept HHS - Child care services for parents, providers

 

Child Development

More At Four - N.C. Governor's Office

Ready At Five - School readiness professional articles and activity ideas for parents and teachers

Region A Services - Partnership for Children

Smart Start - NC

Zero To Three - Child development information regarding infants and toddlers

Computers & Technology


Computer Class Curriculums
Computer Skills

Digital Literacy Resources

Electronic Services Computer Training

Introduction to Computers

MS Word Lessons and Practice

Webopedia Online Computer Dictionary

Cooking


Food Network

Recipes from Bon Appetit & Gourmet magazines
Recipes.com

Education


Colleges & Universities / Student Aid

About the SAT Reasoning Test 

Accredited Online Colleges in North Carolina

College financial aid/scholarships  

College Foundation of North Carolina

Colleges & Universities - Student Aid

CollegeNET - Online College Applications and Free Financial Aid Search

Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education

FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

Low Interest College Loans, Grants and Savings Programs

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

North Carolina Community College System

Peterson's Education Porta

Request a PIN Number for Student Loans

Students.gov - Financial aid, careers, military service, etc.

US News & World Report/Education - Rankings, financial aid, etc.

Homeschooling

Homeschooling in North Carolina

NC Requirements for Homeschooling

Kids

Click here for our For Kids resource page

Preschoolers

Click here for our For Pre-school resource page

Teens

Click here for our For Teens resource page

Teachers - Plans and Projects

Early Childhood Links - Cooking and craft ideas, lesson plans, games, and professional articles for child care providers, parents, homeschoolers, and teachers

Songs For Teachers - Theme-related songs and poems for early childhood educators

Teacher Net- Pre-K through Grade 12 teacher tested class projects and lesson plans

Employment & Careers


Career Library

Careers.com

Federal Jobs
Job & Career Accelerator
Job Search Toolkit
Joblink NC

Jobs.com

Monster.com

North Carolina Employment Security Commission

Occupational Outlook
Senior Community Service Employment Program - NC
Unemployment

Environment & Conservation


Conservation / Ecology

EPA Climate Change Site

EarthTrends - Environmental Data from World Resources Institute  

Fuel Economy Guide

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre  

Recycling

Endangered Species Program - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Find a Recycling or Re-use Location

Garbage and Other Waste Handling

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide

Gardening


Carolina Gardener Magazine

The Garden Helper Guide

Lawn & Garden - NC Extension Service

National Gardening Association Regional Reports

The North Carolina Arboretum

Plants For Shade Areas

SC Botanical Garden

USDA Plant Database

Genealogy


General Resources

Ancestry.com

Cyndi's List - 150 categories of genealogy links

Family Search - LDS Family History Library System

Find a Grave

GenealogySpot.com

Genealogy TODAY.com

GenForum – Chat forums by surname

Heritage Quest Online

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

Library of Congress American Memory Collection - History, maps, immigration

National Archives - Genealogy Research

RootsWeb - Research guides, databases, surname lists

US GenWeb Project– State & county pages, cemeteries, census

World GenWeb Project

 

North Carolina

NC ECHO: Exploring Cultural Heritage Online

NC Genealogical Society

North Carolina State Archives - Records, photographs, sound recordings

North Carolina Vital Records - Births, deaths, divorces, marriages

State Library of North Carolina - Genealogy resources

University of North Carolina Library - Research, and photographic collection

 

Regional

Cashiers Historical Society

Highlands Historical Society 

Jackson County Genealogical Society

Macon County Historical Society & Museum

Swain County Genealogy Society

Swain County GenWeb Project

Tennessee Genealogy Research Links

Handicrafts


Arts & Crafts

Embroidery

The Embroidery Directory

General

Aunt Annie's Crafts(tm)

Knitting

Wool Works the online knitting compendium

Needlework

Wonderful Stitches

Origami

Joseph Wu's Origami Page

Puppets

The Puppet Builder

Health & Medicine


American Medical Association

Healthfinder - NIH and USDHHS

Mountain Area Health Education Center - MAHEC                                       

MEDLINEplus - US Natl. Library of Medicine, NIH

North Carolina Health Info

United States Department of Health and Human Services

Aging

AARP

Administration on Aging

Caring.com  

Compassion & Choices 

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)

Family Caregiver Alliance 
Hospice 

Medicare

National Family Caregivers Association                                

National Institute on Aging

Respect my Wishes 

AIDS

AIDSinfo - HIV - AIDS Information

HIVpositive.com

Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholism

Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Disease Education

Autism

Autism Society of America

Cancer

American Cancer SocietyCancer Care

National Cancer Institute

Death and Dying

Beyond Indigo - Death and dying support for grief and loss

Growth House - Guide to death, dying, grief, bereavement, and end of life resources

Dentistry and Oral Health

Dental Fear Central - Dental Phobia Information

Dentistry.com - Dental Resource - Find A Dentist

TMJD Resource - Temporomandibular joint disease

Diet & Nutrition

Ask the Dietitian

The Calorie Control Council

Food Pyramid

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition.gov

U.S. FDA - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Drug Abuse

Office of National Drug Control

StopDrugs.org

 

Health Care & Hospitals

eMedicine Health

For Health Consumers

Johns Hopkins

The Mayo Clinic

Seniors

AARP

Administration on Aging

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)

Medicare

National Institute on Aging

Smoking

Smokefree.gov

Women

Cesarian Section -National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Women's Health Information Center

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. - Health Information

Reproductive Health Gateway Search

Home Building & Maintenance


Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

The Home Energy Saver

Sustainable Sources

House Construction

Building and Home Improvement Network

Residential Construction Information

Language & Grammar


BYKI - Before You Know It (passwork required from library)

Children's Stories in Spanish

iLoveLanguages - Your Guide to Languages on the Web

Language Translation for Immigrants

Language Translations

Learning Languages

Oxford English Dictonary - Ask Oxford 

Spanish Site - to learn English

Legal Information


Legal

North Carolina Family Law  - Marriage, Divorce, Child Custody, Property

North American Law Resources

Copyright

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center

US Copyright Office

Crime & Law Enforcement

Crime Library - Court TV

Federal Bureau of Investigation

National Crime Prevention Council

National Indian Justice Center

National Indian Law Library

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Libraries


American Library Association

Internet Public Library

Library of Congress

NC State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

ThinkQuest Library

Wireless Resource Center Links to on-line libraries, glossaries, books, newspapers, web-bsed training, on-line technical libraries, newsletters, magazines, etc.

Area / State Libraries

Asheville-Buncombe County Library System

Community College Libraries in NC

Haywood County Library

Library Catalog: ASU, WCU, UNCA

Madison County Library

Nantahala Regional Library

Southwestern Community College Library

State Library of North Carolina

Western Carolina University Hunter Library

Natural Resources


Blue Ridge Parkway  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National Forest Service

National Forests in North Carolina

National Park Service  

North Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources

North Carolina State Parks

News Media


NC LIVE - Need password from your librarian

Local

Asheville Citizen Times

The Burningtown News

Cashiers Crossroads Chronicle

Franklin Press

The Highlander

Macocn County News

The Mountaineer

Smoky Mountain News

Smoky Mountain Times

The Sylva Herald

Tuckasegee Reader

WHLC FM - Highlands/Cashiers

WLOS - TV

WNCC-FM

WPFJ AM - Franklin

WRGC AM - Sylva

National

ABC News

Associated Press

CBS News

CNN

Drudge Report

FOX News

NBC News

New York Times

Paperboy

USA Today

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

State & Regional

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Charlotte Observer

Raleigh News and Observer

Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina


Child Support Forms

Community College Libraries in NC

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation

Employment Security Commission

North Carolina Aquariums

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina Department of Revenue

North Carolina ECHO - Exploring Cultural Heritage Online

North Carolina Encyclopedia

North Carolina Family Law  - Marriage, Divorce, Child Custody, Property

North Carolina General Assembly

North Carolina Income Tax Forms

North Carolina Law Resources

North Carolina - Official Government Site

North Carolina State Data Center

North Carolina Vital Records - births, deaths, divorces, marriages

North Carolina Zoo

State Library of North Carolina

Reference - General


American Civil War Homepage - Univ. of Tennessee

American Women's History

Biographies - A&E TV

Britannica.com

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy

Dead People Server

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation

Encyclopedia.com

Google Books - Search thousands of digitized books

Historical Documents of the US

Information Please - Almanac, Atlas, Dictionary, Encyclopedia

International Reference of Countries - Maps, flags, quick reference

Internet School Library Media Center

Library of Congress

Literary Reference, Quotes, Definitions

Movie Database

NC LIVE - Need password from your librarian

Online Conversion Tables - Length, weight, temperature, pressure energy, cooking and more

Our Elected Officials

Perry-Casteneda Library Map Collection - Univ. of Texas collection of historic, political, thematic maps and more

Presidents of the US

Smithsonian Education

"So You Wanna" - How To Do It Yourself

US Politics Trivia and Quizzes

Urban Legends Reference Pages

Urban Legends and Folklore

Holidays

Federal Holidays Calendar

History of the Holidays

World Public Holidays Database

Search Engines


AltaVista

Beaucoup! 2,000+ Search Engines, Indices and Directories

Bing

Google

Lycos

MSN

Yahoo!

Sports


American Youth Soccer Organization

Association of Tennis Professionals

ESPN

Fox Sports

Ladies Professional Golf Association

Major League Baseball

Major League Soccer

NASCAR

National Basketball Association

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Football League

National Hockey League

North Carolina Fish & Wildlife

Professional Golfers Association

Sports Illustrated

Women's National Basketball Association

Women's Professional Tennis Organization

World Wrestling Entertainment

Tax Information & Forms


IRS Forms and Publications

N.C. Department of Revenue

North Carolina Income Tax Forms

Telephone, City & Zip Code Directories


BigBook Directory

CityTown.info – City & Town Official Sites

Toll Free Number Directory

Switchboard Home Page

USPS ZIP+4 Code Lookup

Yellow Pages Directory

Travel & Geography


Google Maps

MapQuest.com

North Carolina Historical Materials

North Carolina Maps

Topographic Maps (member sign in)

Travel & Living Abroad - Includes visa and passport information, travel advisories

U.S. Government


Acronyms of the U.S. Government

Census Bureau

Civics Educational Games and Lessons

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy

Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education

Federal Election Commission

Federal Government Resources

Federal Reserve System

FedStats - Statistics for states, counties, government agencies

FedWorld -- Federal Government Information Locator

Freedom of Information Resources

Historical Documents of the US

Internal Revenue Service

Social Security Administration

US Congress - Bills, committees, congressional record

US Department of State - Includes passports, visa, travel information; news updates, international issues.

US House of Representatives

US Postal Service

US Senate

Weather & Road Conditions


National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service – Southern Region

Traffic and Travel Conditions in NC

US Road Conditions

Western North Carolina Community Links


Advantage West North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Virtual Visitor Center

Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce

Cherokee NC Chamber of Commerce

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Franklin Chamber of Commerce

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highlands Chamber of Commerce

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Mountain Area Information Network

Nantahala Community Information

Nantahala National Forest

Our Elected Officials

Town of Dillsboro

Swain County Chamber of Commerce

Jackson County

Cashiers

Sylva

Macon County

Franklin

Highlands

Nantahala

Swain County

Bryson City

 

 

Antiques & Collectibles

Art & Architecture

Books & Authors

Business & Consumer Information

Childcare & Child Development

Computers & Technology

Cooking

Education

Employment & Careers

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Gardening

Genealogy

Handicrafts

Health & Medicine

Home Building & Maintenance

Language & Grammar

Legal Information

Libraries

Natural Resources

News Media

North Carolina

Reference - General

Search Engines

Sports

Tax Information & Forms

Telephone, City & Zip Code Directories

Travel & Geography

U.S. Government

Weather & Road Conditions

Western North Carolina Community Links

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