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  • Fontana Regional Library will be closed for coronavirus prevention starting Tues, March 17 until it is safe to reopen. Curbside service will resume the week of May 18th. If you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, call 211 in NC to get connected to resources in your community or text COVIDNC to 898211 to get alerts on NC COVID-19 updates.
  • All locations will be closed Monday, May 25th.

Libraries Closed to the public until Safe to Reopen

Update: Fri, May 15
Curbside service will resume the week of May 18th. Buildings are still closed to the public and library programs are canceled until further notice. Please contact your local library for more information, including how to reserve / order items for pickup, how to receieve your items, and for local operating hours during this time.

Fontana Regional Library will be closed to the public for coronavirus prevention starting Tuesday March 17th until it is safe to reopen.

In evaluating information that indicates that aggressive early social distancing can stop the coronavirus from exponentially spreading, library leadership is making this difficult decision. We will be continually assessing the situation to determine when and to what extent it is safe to reopen.
This decision is consistent with Governor Cooper’s call for all public schools to close. The scientific data show that early, aggressive social distancing is vital in slowing the virus’s spread. By not delaying the decision to close, the benefits of social distancing will be maximized.

Overdue fines for materials due during this time will be waived. Additionally, eBooks and eAudiobooks remain available, and streaming video via Kanopy and NCLive is also available. Wi-Fi also extends around the perimeter of library buildings and can generally be picked up from sections of the parking lots. 

AARP Tax-Aide has suspended operations of all tax assistance sites effective March 16. Sites will suspend operations until further notice.

For more resources and information, including community resources and response please visit COVID-19 Precautions and Information.
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Thursday, June 11

Patrick Brannon's Animal Program

Thu, June 11th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Nantahala Community Library - Topton, NC

Patrick will be talking about animals and telling stories.

Thursday, June 18

Balsam Mountain Trust Reptile and Amphibian Show

Thu, June 18th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Nantahala Community Library - Topton, NC

Balsam Mountain Trust will present an exciting show with live animals.

Monday, June 22

Red Cross Blood Drive

Mon, June 22nd, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Go to www.redcrossblood.org or call the Library at 828-586-2016 to schedule your donation.

Friday, June 26

Community Coffee with the Mayor

Fri, June 26th, 11:00am
Hudson Library - Highlands, NC

On the last Friday of the month at 11:00 AM the library hosts a talk / Q&A with Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor. This Month's Sponsor: The Bascom.

Thursday, July 2

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thu, July 2nd, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Macon County Public Library - Franklin, NC

Red Cross Blood Drive will be in the Meeting Room of the Macon County Public Library on Thursday, July 2 from 11:00 til 4:00.

Saturday, July 4

Libraries Closed for Holiday

Sat, July 4th, 8:00am to 9:00pm
All Locations

All Fontana Regional Library member library locations will be closed Saturday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Friday, July 31

Community Coffee with the Mayor

Fri, July 31st, 11:00am
Hudson Library - Highlands, NC

On the last Friday of the month at 11:00 AM the library hosts a talk / Q&A with Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor This Month's Sponsor: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival

Saturday, August 22

In the Garden - Exploring Public Gardens

Sat, August 22nd, 10:00am
Macon County Public Library - Franklin, NC

Speaker TBA In the Garden - A Lecture Series is sponsored by the Franklin Garden Club, the Macon County Master Gardeners Association and the Otto Garden Club.  These three clubs have joined together to pool resources and present speakers for our... more