Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina
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Librarian: Mary Lou Worley
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The Hudson Library is home to over 20,000 volumes of fiction, nonfiction, bestsellers, children's books, large-print books, reference materials and sources of regional and local interest.
Additionally, the library subscribes to nearly 80 magazines and newspapers for the information needs and reading pleasure of its patrons. Audio-visual materials include collections for all ages of over 800 videos and 650 books on tape and CD.
The Library does have wireless internet. Also there are 5 Internet desktop computers and 5 mobile Internet computers (2 laptops and 3 Netbooks) for use in the library; 2 online catalog computers; and 2 computers for young users, one elementary and one intermediate (no Internet). Free Internet access on these computers is available to all library visitors with a current photo ID. Access time is limited on busy days and is on a first come, first served basis. Printing from the computer is also available at 25¢ a page.
Books for children are located in a unique children's area with puzzles, toys, and children's magazines.
The Library provides weekly story times for pre-schoolers and a summer reading program. During the school year, story time is on Thursdays at 10:00 and 10:40 am. Please choose one time.
Five pre-school groups attend story time during the school year: Highlands Head Start, Bright Discoveries, 2 from Highlands Child Development Center, and Methodist Preschool.
When classes are full, we are likely to have over 65 children on Thursdays. There is no story time in May or August.
In case of inclement weather (rain/snow/ice), please contact the library to verify story time schedule.
The Hudson Library is supported by donations,
Bookworm Bookstore sales and fundraisers. To learn more click
Macon County Public Library Board of Trustees:
Avary Doubleday, Chairperson*
*Member Fontana Regional Library Board
The old Hudson Library building now rests on the grounds of the Highlands Historical Society.
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