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

Join us this summer for online learning, reading, and fun. Check out these programs, free from your library:

Summer Learning & Reading Programs

Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library Summer Learning Program 2023

Summer Readers,

We are so happy to invite you to sign up and be a part of our Summer Reading! Our summer theme, All Together Now, will run June 1 - July 30 with lots of programs, activities, and prizes along the way! Registration begins June 1. Make sure to check out our calendar for everything we have going on!! We are going to have an awesome summer because you are going to be part of all the fun! You can sign up at our front desk, or you can sign up on READSquared at http://cashierslibrary.readsquared.com/.

-Cashiers Library

Macon County Public Library Summer Learning Program 2023

Macon County Public Library Children’s Department

Summer is here! We are so excited for you to sign up for our Summer Learning Program! Registration begins May 19th and will last until July 30th. The theme for this summer is All Together Now. We will have many different programs for children to enjoy throughout the summer to encourage acts of kindness, cooperation, and unity. We will be having family music concerts with Sonia Brooks in the living room of the library. Balsam Mountain Trust will be returning with some of their critter friends to teach us how to respect and live with nature. Patrick Brannon will be returning to teach us more about how animals work together in nature and communicate with one another. We will have special guests such as the Mini Acts of Kindness miniature ponies and Little Rascals Petting Zoo with their animal friends. Our Foam Bubble Brigade party sponsored by John Hamlin State Farm will be returning in July and our program will end with a special concert by Big, Bang, Boom. Our calendar is full of many other events so check it out here or come by the children's department at the Macon County Public Library to pick up a copy.

Registrations begin on May 19th. You can register online at http://maconcountylibrary.readsquared.com or register at the Children’s desk at MCPL.

Macon County Public Library Teens Summer Program

This summer our teen programs are focused on making friends in a fun and laid back environment. This includes finding teens who share your interest like gaming, anime or creating art in a collaborative way. And the best part? Most of our teen programs are year-round after school so the party doesn’t end when fall begins.

Macon County Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program

June 1st to July 31st

It's time to get your read on and get rewarded!

Go to http://maconcountylibrary.readsquared.com/ and go to "register now" to make an account.

Everyone who signs up will get a small prize, logging ANY reading time will get another prize, and the top 5 folks for time-logged will get an additional prize! Having fun AND getting free stuff? Yes, please!

If you have any questions about signing up or anything else, give us a call at 524-3600.

Jackson County Public Library Summer Learning Program 2023

Kids and Teens (ages 0-18) can sign up anytime after June 5th for the Summer Learning Program and get their first prize. Sign up in person at the library, at jacksoncountylibrarync.readsquared.com, or download the Read Squared app. All kids have to do is read (or be read to) 20 minutes a day throughout the summer to earn prizes. They will get a prize for every 7 days they read, with a total of 7 prizes throughout the summer. Like last year, we have separate reading logs for ages 0-3 (activity based), 3-11, and 12+ (online only).

Click here to see a printable version of our Summer Calendar.

Teens: click here for information about summer programming and sign up for the reading portion of the program at jacksoncountylibrarync.readsquared.com.

Please note: Free lunches for kids under 18 will be available on Mondays through Fridays from 11:30am-12:30pm June 12th-July 28th (No Free lunches the week of July 3rd-7th).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the Jackson County Public Library at: (828) 586-2016.


Join us in devouring some great reads until September 5th and win a free slice of pizza from Mad Batter or gift certificate to the Friends of the Library used book store. Also win entries for raffle prizes from Baxley's Chocolate, Black Balsam Outdoors, City Lights Bookstore, Dogwood Crafters, Jack the Dipper, In Your Ear Music Emporium, Little Cove Bread, Motion Makers Bicycle Shop, Snake Song, or White Moon Cafe.

How It Works:

  • Pick up or print your bingo board (pdf) from the Jackson County Public Library
  • Choose a book from the provided prompts ("toppings") and fill in the corresponding square on the game board
  • Choose your own book or use one of our suggestions to fill in your board
  • Once you've completed five prompts, return your board to the library for a raffle ticket entry and a gift certificate for a free slice of pizza or the Friends of the Library used bookstore

If you have any questions feel free to contact the library through DM, by calling (828) 586-2016 or emailing jcpl-adults@fontanalib.org.

Hudson Library Summer Learning Program 2023

All Together Now SLP: June 1 - August 31

Kids up to age 17 can earn fun prizes by reading this summer! All Together Now, our Summer Learning Program, begins June 1 and continues through August 31. Sign up at the Circulation Desk!

Adult Summer Reading Bingo: June 1 - August 31

Adults get to earn prizes for reading this summer too! Our Adult Summer Reading Bingo begins June 1 and continues through August 31. Pick up a bingo card at the Circulation Desk!

Marianna Black Library Summer Learning Program 2023

Marianna Black Library Summer Learning Program registration begins June 12th and this year’s theme is “All Together Now”. You can register in person or online at mariannablacklibrary.readsquared.com. Beginning on June 19th children can read just 20 minutes each day to earn really cool prizes. There are different prizes each time you read for seven days, and you even get a prize just for registering.

School Age Reading Camp will be starting Tuesday June 20th at 11am for children 7-13. Kids will have an exciting hour of fun as they learn about friendship, teamwork, and the wonders of the world while enjoying mystery games and fun crafts. Special camp events are held each month in addition to weekly camp sessions so pick up your calendar at the circulation desk.

Preschool Story Camp will be every Thursday at 11am and children are encouraged to come learn about nature adventures, make a craft, and have some sensory fun. (registration is requested but not required)

The Marianna Black Library is located in downtown Bryson City, on the corner of Academy and Rector Street. If you have any questions call Allison Reid at 828-488-3030 ext 130 or email @ areid@fontanalib.org.