• Library News

    EXCITING NEWS!

    The Mountains Branch Library is Reopening!  Hours are Mon. through Friday 10am-4pm.

    Curbside Service will continue also for a while for those of you not comfortable entering the Library.  Of course, all sanitary precautions will be taken.

     A few rules to follow-

    1.      Masks and Gloves are encouraged.

    2.      Limit your time inside the building so as to allow others to come in due to reduced capacity.

    3.     Two computers are available for public use.  Patrons are limited to one hour a day.

    4.     Copy and Fax service available.

    5.     No programming, clubs, groups or community use for the foreseeable future.

    6.     If you are just returning books, please use the outside Drop Box.

    7.     Watch the Rutherford County Library website or Facebook for updates on the Summer Reading Program.

     

    Maria and Angie have missed everyone and can’t wait to see you!

     

    BOOKS AND BITES UPDATE

    Unfortunately, we have cancelled our June 17th Books and Bites with Susan Zurenda……BUT, she has rescheduled for Wed. Aug. 5th.

     

    As we hopefully move into Phase 3 of the Governor’s plan, we are still planning on holding our last 3 Books and Bites.  We are working with Patrick at the Lake Lure Inn to provide a safe environment.  Possibly having a plated lunch and our author outside under the covered veranda at a reduced capacity.  We will keep you updated.  Mark your calendars!

    Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White- “All the Ways We Said Goodbye” on Thurs. July 9th.

    Susan Zurenda- “Bells for Eli” on Wed. Aug.5th

    Kristin Harmel- “The Book of Lost Names” on Tues. Sept. 1st.

     

    FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

    Our membership drive was interrupted due to the covid 19 virus and the closure of the Library.  Many of you had already renewed your membership or become new members, Thank You!.  We would love the rest of you to renew or join.  We have had to cancel two Books and Bites events which is our largest fundraiser. 

    The Friends of the Library help to support and promote our library and all its' services to the Lake Lure community.  We host fundraising events throughout the year to help pay for materials, technology and programming.  We promote the library through community events, newsletters and social media.  The Friends use their time, talents and funds to further the mission of the library.

       You can become a Friend of the Mountains Branch Library for as little as $15. for an Individual Annual Membership, $30 for a Family Annual membership or you may choose to become a Lifetime member for $100 per Individual or $150 per Family. 

     

        Attached is a membership form.  You can mail it in to the library along with your check or you can stop by the library when convenient.

     

     

    FACEBOOK USERS

    I have been watching a zoom meeting with these entertaining authors on Wed. nights at 7:00pm.  We have hosted all of them except for Mary Kay Andrews at our Books and Bites.  Kristin Harmel will be here in Sept.  Beginning June 3rd, they will have guest authors.

    FRIENDS AND FICTION page on Facebook.  Meets Weds. at 7:00pm.

    Authors- Kristin Harmel, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristy Harvey, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe discuss their books, answer questions.

    June 3rd- guest author Kristin Hannah.  Author of “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone”

     

    Take care and stay safe and looking forward to seeing you at the Library!

    Patti