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Lions Club Vision Screening at the Mountains Branch Library

Lions Club Vision Screening at the Mountains Branch Library

Published: May 22, 2015 Category: Mountains Branch Library

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The Lions Club recently conducted free Vision Screening at Mountains Branch Library. In all, 27 participants were screened, and eight were referred for follow up care with a physician. The Mountains Branch Library is proud of our association with local Lions Club, and all they do to support our communities.

New Haynes Library Construction Begins

New Haynes Library Construction Begins

Published: May 20, 2015 Category: Haynes Branch Library

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While the Haynes Branch Library has worked well for more than 35 years, it no longer fulfills the 21st century service needs of the local communities it serves. The new library represents an investment in the future of the local communities and their children. It will provide the necessary resources for children to be successful in school and for residents to look forward to many more years of library services. The new branch will have an open floor plan. There will be room for twice as many public computers, more spaces for people reading and using laptops and tablets, there will be a separate children’s section, and there will be a large community/meeting room at our new facility. The new building will provide not only more space, but more access to technology, a place to hold meetings, and access to a larger collection. There will be a focus to provide the children and teens of the area with the latest digital tools needed to be successful. The communities served by the new branch library will have a whole new library experience. We look forward to the completion of the new library in early 2016.

New Service - TumbleBooks

New Service - TumbleBooks

Published: May 19, 2015 Category: Rutherford County Library

Looking for a way to keep your child interested in reading during the Summer?  TumbleBooks are a fun way to engage young readers and those learning to read.  From the TumbleBooks website:

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

TumbleBooks are easy to use.  Just look for "TumbleBook of the Day" on the library's homepage and click the "Read Online" button.  A brand new book will appear every day. You'll see books which correspond to seasons, holidays, and events.  Happy Tumbling!

"My Own Library Card" Book Bags at Mountains Branch Library

"My Own Library Card" Book Bags at Mountains Branch Library

Published: May 07, 2015 Category: Mountains Branch Library

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Christopher Hansford at Mountains Branch Library asked Mom if he could have his very own Library Card. Lucky Christopher was the first recipient of our “My Own Library Card” Book Bag for kids. Funded by the Friends of the Mountains Branch Library, the Dr. Seuss Book Bag has some surprises inside, as well!

June Books & Bites features author Peter J. Barr

June Books & Bites features author Peter J. Barr

Published: May 04, 2015 Category: Mountains Branch Library

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Peter J. Barr
Author of "Hiking North Carolina’s Lookout Towers"
Tues., June 9, 2015, 11:30am
Lake Lure Inn

Peter J. Barr, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the director for the North Carolina chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association, a group of enthusiasts who restore and protect lookout towers nationwide. A member of the Carolina Mountain Club, Barr lives in Concord, North Carolina. He is one of only three people to have completed the "South Beyond 6000", climbing the 40 peaks in the Southeast over 6,000 feet.

The cost for this event is $25, lunch included. Please call the Mountains Branch Library at 828-287-6392 to make reservations. Checks made payable to “Friends of the Mountains Branch Library” and can be mailed to the library at 150 Bill’s Creek Rd., Lake Lure, NC 28746.

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