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Fontana Regional Library will be closed for coronavirus prevention starting Tues, March 17 through April 30. If you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, call the NC Coronavirus Helpline: 1-866-462-3821. You can now 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. - More info about closings

warning Libraries Closed to Public through March 31st

Fontana Regional Library will be closed to the public for coronavirus prevention starting Tuesday March 17th through April 30th.

In evaluating information that indicates that aggressive early social distancing can stop the coronavirus from exponentially spreading, library leadership is making this difficult decision. Currently we plan to reopen on April 16, but will be continually assessing the situation to determine if this date will be extended.
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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Friday, May 1

Storytime

Fri, May 1st, 11:00am
Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

Storytime includes books, puppets, fingerplays, songs, and crafts with a focus on early literacy skills.  We will also be incorporating sensory play and other develomental activity centers at the end of occasional storytimes.  

Boredom Busters

Fri, May 1st, 3:30pm
Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

Looking for something fun to do? Drop by the library for activity centers all ages can enjoy. Books, art, building, games, and more! Come try something new or participate in an all-time favorite! (Children seven and under must be accompanied by an... more

Saturday, May 2

Boredom Busters

Sat, May 2nd, 10:00am
Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

Looking for something fun to do? Drop by the library for activity centers all ages can enjoy. Books, art, building, games, and more! Come try something new or participate in an all-time favorite! (Children seven and under must be accompanied by an... more

Tuesday, May 5

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Tue, May 5th, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Macon County Public Library - Franklin, NC

Family Story Time

Tue, May 5th, 10:00am
Macon County Public Library - Franklin, NC

Stories and activities for children aged 0-5, Pre-literacy skill is Vocabulary - the outcome will be that children will be able to understand the idea of vocabulary by the end of October.

Imagination Station

Tue, May 5th, 3:45pm
Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library - Cashiers, NC

A monthly activity for early elementary age children featuring literacy, STEAM, and creativity activities to encourage imagination and reading for pleasure. Contact the library for more information. 828-743-0215

Wednesday, May 6

Storytime

Wed, May 6th, 10:00am
Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library - Cashiers, NC

Storytime for birth - 5 years featuring books,crafts, and songs. For more information, contact the library at 828-743-0215.

Mah Jong

Wed, May 6th, 1:00pm
Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library - Cashiers, NC

Join us each Wednesday for friendly Mah Jong games sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call the Library at 828-743-0215

Thursday, May 7

Baby Play Day

Thu, May 7th, 10:30am
Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

This program is geared for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, and is a time for parents and babies to play and interact with blocks, board books, and other sensory activities.

Family Storytime

Thu, May 7th, 10:40am
Hudson Library - Highlands, NC

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and more stories every Thursday morning at 10:40am. Perfect for children 3-5, open to younger or older children as well.

Kids Zone: After-School Fun

Thu, May 7th, 3:30pm
Hudson Library - Highlands, NC

Every Thursday at 3:30, kids can enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities at the library! Kids Zone programs are free and open to the public. Programs are designed with kids in grades K-5 in mind. The first Thursday of each month is Kids... more

Friday, May 8

Storytime

Fri, May 8th, 11:00am
Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

Storytime includes books, puppets, fingerplays, songs, and crafts with a focus on early literacy skills.  We will also be incorporating sensory play and other develomental activity centers at the end of occasional storytimes.  

Boredom Busters

Fri, May 8th, 3:30pm
Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

Looking for something fun to do? Drop by the library for activity centers all ages can enjoy. Books, art, building, games, and more! Come try something new or participate in an all-time favorite! (Children seven and under must be accompanied by an... more

Saturday, May 9

Boredom Busters

Sat, May 9th, 10:00am
Jackson County Public Library - Sylva, NC

Looking for something fun to do? Drop by the library for activity centers all ages can enjoy. Books, art, building, games, and more! Come try something new or participate in an all-time favorite! (Children seven and under must be accompanied by an... more

Tuesday, May 12

Family Story Time

Tue, May 12th, 10:00am
Macon County Public Library - Franklin, NC

Stories and activities for children aged 0-5, Pre-literacy skill is Vocabulary - the outcome will be that children will be able to understand the idea of vocabulary by the end of October.