Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina
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Carlton-Cashiers Community Library
Librarian: Serenity Richards
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The Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library has been called the "heart of the village of Cashiers" and receives tremendous support from permanent and part year residents. The Library serves as a public meeting place, a gathering place for leisure time with friends, and an after school haven for the local charter school students. Members of the local community take care of the plantings and landscaping around the Library on a volunteer basis.
The Library hosts year round programming featuring author talks, musical presentations, poetry readings, and numerous programs of historical, environmental and local interest. We have preschool story time from fall until spring and Summer Reading Program for preschoolers and school age kids in the summer. Library tours geared to all age and interest groups are available by appointment. The Friends of the Library host duplicate bridge weekly during the winter and early spring.
The Library has a large community room with theater lighting, stage and dressing rooms available for public use. The Library also has a quiet reading room with fireplace and coffee bar, and a smaller meeting room.
We have a small collection of books of local and historical interest in a large elegant wooden display cabinet. The books are available for use in the library, but not for general circulation. Due to the high interest in investing, the Library carries both ValueLine and MorningStar investment references.
Starting in late 2006, artist Kathie Blozan initiated a continual art show in the Cashiers Library Meeting Room. Artists featured in the show are all from the Fontana Regional Library system (Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties). Every three months, the show rotates original pieces that are suitable for all ages. Since its inception, the show has exhibited the works of over twenty local artists.
The Library recently received a donation of $20,000 from an anonymous benefactor who was a seasonal library patron for many years. The money will be used to facilitate the final connection to the fiber optic internet access coming to the Cashiers community within the next year and to purchase four additional public access internet stations and additional staff computer work stations when the fiber optic network is in place. A number of parties including the Carlton family facilitated the funding of the cabling project to bring high speed internet access to the schools, library and communities of Cashiers and Glenville.
Join us every Wednesday morning for books, songs, and fun. Preschool story time programs begin at 11:00. All story times are free and open to everyone. There is no story time in January, May and August. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Fall Schedule 2011. (pdf)
Jackson County Library Board
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