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Fontana Regional Library is celebrating 75 years of service, providing resources and support for Macon, Jackson, and Swain counties. Read more about our 75th Birthday and check out just a few of the over 75 services offered at your library!

We want to hear your stories about how libraries are positively impacting your life. Please share your stories with us and check out some of the stories others have shared. You can share your story with us through our website or email us at 75Stories@fontanalib.org.

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Stories from Our Friends - Macon

Sally Payne

I always felt at home in the libraries of my childhood. Twice per week after supper my mother drove my sister and me to a library. Early in the week we usually visited the main library which was housed in a fairytale-like limestone "castle"  bequeathed to the town by a wealthy lumberman, Later in the week we headed to a branch library of more modest demeanor but closer to home. Once our books from the previous week were safely deposited in the return box, we were free to roam the children's bookshelves in our best whisper-voices. My mother headed to the...
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Stories from Our Friends - Macon

Barbara M.

While growing up in the country side of York County Pennsylvania, I was able to find a treasure of learning and adventure. This beautiful old (built in 1935) building offered that chance to learn and experience lots of places. The Library was named after a founding member of the community who requested it be named Martin Memorial Library. York Pennsylvania is a historic city located in the southeast area of the state.

The three (3) tiers of many, many books opened a new world for a 10 year old girl. The experience of walking into a large, quiet...
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Stories from our Friends - Cashiers

Charlotte

For me, the library has been a place for me to read, escape and achieve. I grew up in Baltimore near a busy intersection that you might have seen. It was seen all over CNN back in 2015. A young man named Freddie Gray died in police custody and crowds of people took to the streets to protest.  Ground zero was the corner of North and Pennsylvania Avenues, where a CVS drug store burned as news choppers hovered and filmed the scene from above.  Just across the intersection is a branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, part of one of the oldest free public...
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Success in STEM

Amy W.

My daughter has been using the library and attending library programs since she was small. She still loves checking out eBooks to use for her class assignments. Over the years, the library has been a great at providing supplemental science education (particularly over the summer!) and providing opportunities for my daughter to explore and create. 

This past year, she joined the Science Olympiad team at school, where they won 2nd place in a regional competition! The fun and opportunities she's had at the library continue to inspire and motivate her to...

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