Mission of the Fontana Regional Library
"To provide the public of Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties with excellent service and convenient access to resources for their educational, informational, and recreational needs."
Our Vision Statement - "The Heart of the Community, Enriching Lives and Inspiring the Future."
70 Years of Service
In 1944, Fontana Regional Library had its humble beginnings when the Tennessee Valley Authority sponsored a regional bookmobile to visit the most remote areas of Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties. 70 years later, Fontana Regional Library is proud to coordinate a wide range of public library services for its six member libraries.
Our Annual Report highlights the number of books and materials checked out, the number of programs and participants, and the various funding governments and organizations. However, in order to grow and better serve the public, we need additional contributions to our Endowment and Library Gift Fund.
"You may also contribute to support an individual library within the Fontana Regional Library system and The Reading Rover".
Long Range Plan Fontana Regional Library develops a five year strategic plan designed to align Library goals and services with the needs of our local communities in Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. The library staff collects input from groups and individuals from around the three county region on an ongoing basis. Feedback from our public is used to establish service priorities.
Our primary service priorities are:
- Connect to the Online World: Public Internet Access
- Create Young Readers: Early Literacy
- Stimulate Imagination: Reading, Viewing, and Listening for Pleasure
- Visit a Comfortable Place: Physical and Virtual Spaces
Our secondary service priorities are:
- Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning
- Succeed in School: Homework Help
- Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History
- Celebrate Diversity: Cultural Awareness
Goals and objectives are developed within each of the service priorities which will meet the needs of our communities. In August of 2011, the Fontana Regional Library Board approved the latest revision of the Long Range Plan, which can be seen at 2011-2016 Long Range Plan. (pdf)
In accordance with Treasury Regulations, sections 301.6104(d)-2-5, Fontana Regional Library System is required to publicly disclose copies of the three most recent Forms 990 (annual information return) and Form 1023 (application for tax exemption) to anyone who asks for them. Any individual with access to the Internet can access, download, view and print the PDF documents without special computer hardware or software required (click on the Adobe Reader download below for a free reader).
Form 990 for 2011, 2012, and 2013.
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