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  • Due to coronavirus prevention, all Fontana Regional Library buildings are currently open only for Library Visits by Appointment and Curbside pickup service. Please call your local library for more information.

  • All locations will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.

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

  • Reading Rover Bookmobile Supported by Community Foundation Grants

    The Reading Rover Bookmobile recently received grants of $2,500 from the Macon County Community Foundation and $1,370 from the Jackson County Community Foundation. Last summer, the Swain County Community Foundation also awarded $1,000 to support Rover services to area children. All three county Community Foundations are affiliates of the North Carolina Community Foundation but make their own funding decisions.

  • National Library Card Sign-up Month Begins September 1

    September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Fontana Regional Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that people of all ages have the most important tool for lifelong learning -- a free library card.

  • Teens Build a Better World

    Jackson County Public Library’s teens helped Build a Better World this summer by reaching out into the community. Along with making animal treats for the local animal shelter, teens made (wildflower) seed bombs, wrote letters to Veterans, and hosted their own Alex’s Lemonade Stand, where they raised over $150 dollars for Childhood Cancer research.

    Photo: A Teen event on the WCU hiking trail held to promote healthy living and team building.
  • Advocating for Connectivity

    On June 12th the Macon County Public Library hosted the 1st region-wide broadband information sharing meeting.

  • StudentAccess

    Fontana Regional Library is partnering with Jackson, Macon, and Swain County Schools to support students’ ongoing education. We share the belief that a love of books and learning is a strong foundation for student success and we are working together to provide every public school student access to books and resources found at their public library.

  • Kanopy

    Some of you may have seen the news racing across social media about New York, Los Angeles, and D.C. public libraries providing their patrons streaming access to the entire Criterion Collection, foreign films, documentaries, and award winners through Kanopy. Well guess what! Fontana Regional is just as cool as those big city libraries and we’re bringing you the exact same service. Starting this Fall you will be able to access the entire Kanopy catalog through our website.
  • NASA @ My Library blasts off at Fontana Regional Library

    Since being awarded “NASA @ My Library” status and the grant that accompanies that status, Fontana Regional Library has had 2 events that have qualified as official NAML events.  The first was at JCPL in mid-June, where a successful children’s activity had approximately 80 participants.  Macon County Public Library had a second activity (the “Intergalactic Zone”) in mid-July where there were approximately 60 participants.  

  • Quilt Winner for a New Library in Swain County

    Marcia Winchester (right) of Bryson City was the winner of the double wedding ring quilt raffled by Marianna Black Library as a fundraiser for the new library. The winning ticket was drawn at the Fourth of July Freedom Fest, in Bryson City. According to Margaret Varner (left), quilt committee chair, $1,716 was raised for the campaign.

  • Did You Know the Library Can Help Your Small Business?

    July marks Independent Retailer Month, and Fontana Regional Library was happy to celebrate. Libraries in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties have many resources for small businesses, from information on how to create a successful business plan to using specialized market research tools. For National Library Week in April of this year, FRL conducted a survey of library users. Under the topic of employment and economy, help for small and independent businesses was the top request.

  • Grant Awarded to Improve Online User Experience

    Libraries are known as places where you can find the information you need. From materials such as books, videos, and audio to curriculum kits, telescopes, and science kits to photocopiers, computers, and Wi-Fi access, the many patrons who visit our libraries expect excellent service and convenient access to information in its many formats.

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