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  • All Fontana Regional Library Locations will be closed Monday, May 27th for the Memorial Day holiday.

The Fontana Flyer is the quarterly newsletter for the Fontana Regional Library system.

This award winning publication provides information about services, events, and programs at all of the libraries in our system, as well as news developments that affect the interests of library users and the public.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

  • Family Science Night at MCPL
  • AED Training for Library Staff
  • Commissioner Joins Library Planning Team
  • MLK Day and Black History Month
  • FRL Board Retreat
  • National Volunteer Week
  • 7th Annual Chocolate Cook-Off
  • New Piano at JCPL
  • StudentAccess Project Adds Charter Schools
  • Health-Focused Library Programs
  • Local Realty Sponsoring Kanopy Region-Wide
  • Cardinal Catalog Moving to New Server
  • Advocating for Connectivity

Fontana Flyer Articles

  • Harry Potter Book Night

    Would you rather… Duel Dumbledore or Voldemort?

    Children at the Macon and Jackson County Public Libraries joined libraries and bookstores around the world to celebrate the fourth annual Harry Potter Book Night on February 1, 2018.  This unforgettable night was themed around Fantastic Beasts. 

  • National Library Week

    April 8-14 is the 60th annual National Library Week, a celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study — they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions. Fontana will be marking this week by kicking off our annual survey of the library needs in our local communities. Please plan to take a few minutes in April to fill out our survey and let us know how we are doing and what we can do better.
  • Macon County Public Library to Serve Up Some Science

    Macon County Public Library will present Family Science Night: The Science of Food and Drink on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30 - 7PM. Family Science Night is an official event of the 2018 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation.

  • AED Training for Marianna Black and Fontana Regional Library Staff

    Through funds from Fontana Regional Library Headquarters, the Marianna Black Library recently purchased an automated external defibrillator (AED). Here are staff receiving training on how to use the device from Brooks Wolfe of the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s SOLO Southeast. AEDs are also available at the FRL libraries in Jackson County.
  • Swain County Commissioner Joins Library Planning Team

    As reported in the Winter Fontana Flyer, during a report to the Swain County Commissioners in October, a discussion ensued in which the New Library Planning Committee and the commissioners agreed that it was time to appoint a member of the commission to the planning team to act as a liaison between the two groups. We are happy to say that Swain native, Danny Burns, volunteered to join the team and was appointed last November.

  • MLK Day and Black History Month

    Each year our libraries commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King in January and Black History Month in February. Hudson Library combined these two and intertwined them with Civil Rights in a multi-faceted display of books, films, and other memorabilia celebrating Freedom Summer, Black Lives Matter, Dr. King, Black Panthers, Malcolm X, President Barrack Obama, and much more.
  • Making Sense of Data at the Fontana Regional Library Board Retreat

    Fontana Regional Library’s Board of Trustees held its annual retreat in February at Southwestern Community College in Webster. They were joined by members of the local Library Boards, Friends of the Library, and Library management staff.

  • National Volunteer Week

    It’s hard to imagine running our libraries without volunteers.  The services volunteers provide are valued and valuable.  In fact, most of the libraries in the Fontana Regional Library system were established by volunteers.  Volunteers continue to be essential partners in making our libraries the heart of our communities.
    With the help of dedicated volunteers, we can achieve our mission of providing excellent service and convenient access to resources that will meet the needs of those we serve.  The library belongs to our communities and everyone in them.
  • The 7th Annual Friends of the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library Chocolate Cook-Off

    The 7th Annual Friends of the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library Chocolate Cook-Off was once again a resounding success. With delicious entries from the entire community, everyone who attended was a winner. One especially captivating centerpiece was this hand poured and painted sugar and chocolate fantasy. The talent and creativity of our community continues to amaze. Thank you again for all of your support and we look forward to next year.
  • New Piano Graces the Jackson County Public Library Community Room

    Assistant County Librarian Jessica Philyaw pictured with the library’s new baby grand piano. The instrument was purchased by the Jackson County Arts Council, who retain ownership, while Library personnel will administer its use in the Community Room. It is available for public performances, recitals, and community fundraisers  on a first-come, first-served reservation basis.