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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

  • Libraries Bring Awareness to Mental Health Issues

    Libraries throughout Fontana had displays to promote Mental Health Awareness Week during October.  These were done in partnership with the local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health), NAMI Appalachian South. Displays combined resources such as informational pamphlets from NAMI and local mental health providers, with items from our collection, such as books, DVDs, and audiobooks.
  • Tax Assistance at Your Library

    Need assistance with your taxes? Look no further! All the libraries in Fontana Regional Library system provide basic Federal tax forms and instructions as a service to our customers.  Although we do not carry paper forms for State taxes we do have access through the Internet to forms for the State of North Carolina and the IRS at a cost of 25 cents a side.
     

    Libraries Offering Tax Assistance Near You:

     AARP Tax Preparation Assistance at both JCPL and MCPL are by appointment only. Please call 586-2016 (JCPL) or 524-3600 (MCPL) for assistance.
     
  • Facebook User Appreciates MCPL

    Matthew Bateman is a personal fitness instructor at the Franklin Health and Fitness Center. He tagged MCPL in a Facebook post stating how grateful he was for a study room at the Macon County Public Library to help get organized for his clients at the fitness center.
  • Little Free Libraries Make A Big Difference

    Have you been seeing libraries popping up on every corner?  Little Free Libraries are a growing phenomenon!  As of 2017, there are over 60,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 80 countries. 
     
  • Regional Broadband Assessment

    FRL is growing their partnership with the Southwestern Commission in advocating for broadband in our region by promoting their ‘Regional Broadband Assessment’ survey. The data from this survey will be used in their broadband and Economic Development planning for the region.
     
  • Mango Languages

    Did you know that language learning is an important and popular library service? We offer physical language learning tools like books and audiobooks, and we also now have access to Mango Languages. Mango Languages is provided to all library patrons free of charge through NC Live. It is one of the most popular web based language learning tools and even has an app so you can learn anywhere, anytime.
     
  • Library Partners with NASA @ My Library to Host Women in Science Career Fair

    Macon County Public Library hosted a Women in Science Career Fair on September 14th for families, children, and teens to learn more about science career opportunities.  The Women in Science Career Fair was an official event of the NASA @ My Library grant that the Fontana Regional Library recently received.  At this event, attendees had the opportunity to speak with seventeen local female scientists and learn more about a variety of scientific fields.
     
  • Hurricane Irma

    Back in mid-September, Hurricane Irma dealt a surprisingly ferocious blow to the Cashiers area. Thousands in the area were without power, running water, and internet for nearly a week. Luckily, Albert Carlton – Cashiers Community Library managed to keep power, water, and internet through the entire ordeal. We provided a safe haven to charge devices, check email, start insurance claims, and entertain children that were out of school.

  • Kanopy

    Wish you had free access to 30,000+ films? Wish that included award-winners, foreign films, documentaries, selections from the Criterion Collection? Wish you could just stream them without leaving home? Well, your wishes are answered! Fontana Regional Library now offers Kanopy, a film streaming service that you can view on your computer, tablet, Roku, or even your smartphone. Kanopy debuted across FRL this fall, and patrons are enjoying the wide range of quality films available, up to 10 films per month. Check it out today!
  • Sharing Our Vision and Mission

    Libraries in the Fontana Regional Library system are proud to be sharing the vision and mission they have for their communities. New signs and decals will be installed at all member libraries. Our smallest library, the Nantahala Community Library in Topton, was the first to install their new sign.

    Vision:
    The heart of our community, enriching lives and inspiring the future.

    Mission:
    The Fontana Regional Library system provides the public of Jackson, 
    Macon and Swain counties with excellent service and convenient access 

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