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  • Due to coronavirus prevention, all Fontana Regional Library buildings are currently open with some restrictions (including local mask requirements) and Curbside pickup service (upon request). Please call your local library for more information.

Fontana Regional Library system, serving six libraries in Macon, Jackson, and Swain counties, is looking for your input in a survey about what is most important to your community. You can complete the survey online at https://bit.ly/fontanalib or in Spanish at https://bit.ly/biblio-encuesta.  Paper surveys are available at your local library. 

This survey is one step in the process of updating the Library’s Long Range Plan.This Plan sets goals and priorities,in targeted areas such as employment & economy, education, broadband connectivity, health & mental health, diversity, and recreation. The new Long Range Plan will also guide further partnerships with local organizations such as schools, literacy agencies, Balsam West, NC Works, Arts Councils and galleries, AARP, local community clubs, health and human services organizations, environmental groups, and more. Local partners are a critical building block of success in key areas in our communities.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Fontana Regional Library system responded by modifying many services, including mobile wifi hotspots and curbside service. However, the  pandemic  presents unprecedented challenges to individuals, families, community groups, and  organizations. Fontana Regional Library wants to learn how to serve these new needs and  sustainably serve our communities. Your input is vital to helping shape the Library’s Long Range Plan for your community. The Library welcomes survey responses from all residents, including those not currently using library services.

This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-249980-OLS-21).