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Monday, 19 November 2018 11:30

Preguntas frecuentes

Preguntas frecuentes

¿Cómo puedo obtener una tarjeta de la librería?

Pueden obtener una tarjeta de la librería si vive, trabaja, va a la escuela, o es propietario en el condado de Rutherford o Polk. Si no tiene alguno de estos criterios, por favor vea la sección sobre las tarjetas para no residentes.
Es necesario tener mínimo 5 años de edad para aplicar por una tarjeta de la librería. Se requiere la firma del padre o tutor para los niños menores de 16 años. El padre o tutor quien firma como responsable debe tener una tarjeta de la librería y buenos antecedentes en la misma o puede aplicar a la misma vez que el niño/a.
Los miembros nuevos deben mostrar una identificación con su dirección actual. Esto puedo incluir la licencia de conducir, chequera, o una carta sellada por el correo.
Las tarjetas solo se asignan individualmente; no a instituciones, escuelas, iglesias, compañías u otros grupos.

¿Cómo puedo reservar uno de los salones de la comunidad?

La librería Haynes (Henrietta) y Mountains (Lake Lure) tienen salones que se pueden reservar para eventos o reuniones. Descargue, llene y devuelva un formulario a la librería correspondiente por lo menos un día antes del evento.
El uso del fax, impresora y fotocopias
El costo de las copias de las librerías públicas es de $0.15 por hoja en blanco y negro y $0.30 por hoja a color.
El costo para enviar un fax es de $2 por la primera página y $1 por cada hoja adicional para enviar y recibir.

¿Tienen la hora de cuentos para niños en edad preescolar?

Librería del Condado de Rutherford (Spindale)
Los miércoles a las 10:30 am
La librería Haynes (Henrietta)
Los martes a las 10:30 am
La librería Mountains (Lake Lure)
Los jueves a las 10:30 am
**vea el calendario de eventos para más horarios**

¿Cuánto tiempo puedo usar la computadora en la librería publica?

En las librerías del condado de Rutherford (spindale) y Haynes (Henrietta) puede usar la computadora una hora cuando se registra con su número de tarjeta. Puede recibir dos extensiones de 30 minutos, si hay computadoras disponibles, para un máximo de dos horas por día. El tiempo se obtiene automáticamente por el programa de la computadora y los empleados no lo pueden cambiar o extender.
En la librería Mountains (Lake Lure) puede usar la computadora por 45 minutos cuando se registra con su número de tarjeta y puede recibir una extensión de 45 minutos, si hay computadoras disponibles para un total de 90 minutos de uso diario en la computadora. El tiempo se obtiene automáticamente por el programa de la computadora y los empleados no lo pueden cambiar o extender.

¿Cuantos artículos puedo tomar prestados?

Hay un límite de 50 artículos por casa (dos o más personas con la misma dirección)
Hay un límite de 6 DVDs por persona
Tabletas de aprendizaje y paquete de creaciones (makers kit) se limita a uno por familia.
Libros de referencias y genealógicos no se pueden llevar prestados. Solo para uso dentro de la librería.
A veces la librería puede limitar el uso de ciertos libros a uno o dos por persona, como cuando estudiantes de alguna clase se les asigna un reporte o trabajo sobre algún tema en particular.

¿Por cuánto tiempo puedo tomar prestado los artículos?

Todos los artículos (libros, CDs, DVDs, etc.) se prestan por 14 días. Algunos artículos, como las tabletas de aprendizaje y paquete de creaciones (makers kit), no se pueden renovar.
La librería provee avisos y alertas por email y mensajes de textos para recordarle cuando algún artículo se vence. Puede registrarse para recibir el aviso de cortesía tres días antes de que se cumpla el plazo. Hable con uno los miembros en su librería para que le active este servicio en su cuenta.

¿Puedo renovar el préstamo de un artículo?

La mayoría de los artículos se pueden renovar dos (2) veces por 14 días adicionales por un tiempo máximo de 42 días. Las tabletas de aprendizajes y paquetes de creaciones (makers kit) no se puede renovar el préstamo. Artículos que están en espera para otro usuario no se pueden renovar.
Puede renovar el préstamo de sus artículos de tres formas:
1. En persona en la librería.
2. Por teléfono 828-287-6115
3. En la página en línea de la librería en Mi cuenta link

¿Cuánto tengo que pagar si devuelvo un artículo tarde?

El costo por atraso es de 10 centavos por día por libros, CDs y DVDs. Las tabletas de aprendizaje, paquetes de creación (makers kit) y mochilas son $1 por día.

¿Puedo poner mi nombre en lista de espera en artículos que esté utilizando otro usuario?

Si un artículo no está disponible, puede pedir que lo pongan en espera para cuando se devuelva. Lo puede pedir en el escritorio de circulación o por teléfono. También puede pedir libros de las demás librerías (Norris, Mooneyham, Spindale y Isothermal Community College) se los transferimos a la librería de su preferencia y le avisamos cuando esté listo para que lo recoja. Algunos artículos como materiales de referencias y genealógicos no se pueden pedir prestado.
Puede registrarse para recibir notificaciones por correo electrónico o por texto. Estos avisos se envían automáticamente cuando un artículo que puso en espera llega a la librería.

¿Puedo tener acceso a mi cuenta en línea?

Para tener acceso en línea haga un clic en My Account ubicado arriba de la página. Necesitará registrar el número de su tarjeta (sin espacios) y su PIN. Si no tiene un PIN, puede ir o llamar a la librería para que un representante le pueda asistir o ayudar a obtener uno.

¿La librería ofrece avisos o alertas por correo electrónico o texto?

Puede registrarse para recibir notificaciones relacionadas con su cuenta de la librería por correo electrónico (email) o por texto. Si desea que se le avise por su correo electrónico, puede pedir a un miembro de librería que le asista. Si desea que sea por texto, envíe un mensaje de texto (no email) a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e incluya su nombre completo y la frase “library text messages.”
Estos son los avisos disponibles:
• Avisos de cortesía- Este se envía tres (3) días antes de que a un artículo se le venza la fecha de entrega.
• Avisos de peticiones o artículos en espera- Este se le envía cuando un artículo que ha pedido o estaba en espera está listo para que lo recoja. Por favor recuerde que tiene tres (3) días para recoger su artículo antes de que pase al siguiente usuario en espera o sea devuelto al estante.
• Aviso de atraso- Este se le envía cuando un artículo se le ha pasado la fecha de entrega.

¿La librería tiene ebooks (libros en línea) o libros de audio que pueda descargar?

Puede tener acceso a la colección principal de ebooks de la librería en la página North Carolina Digital Library. Otros ebooks y audios que puede descargar los puede encontrar en nuestra página eBooks.

Monday, 23 July 2018 11:47

2018 Maker Camp Projects

We had a blast at this year's Maker Camp!  Camps were held at all three Rutherford County Library System locations and over 25 kids ages 8-12 participated.  If you were not able to attend this year (or if you did and would just like to re-visit some of your favorite projects), below are instructions and links to help you recreate the projects on your own.  Some of the left-over material from our Maker Camp might still be available in the DBU Makerspace located at the main County Library on Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale.  Ask Kenneth for assistance if you have any questions.

Day 1

Visualization Bottles (also called calming jars or meditation bottles)
The basic formula for these gorgeous creations is water, clear glue, food coloring, and mica powder (you can also use glitter).  The inspiration for this project came from a project on the Instrucables website, which you can see by clicking here.  Not only are these bottles pretty to look at, but they also demonstrate some serious science!  The liquid in the bottle is called rheoscopic fluid, which is basically any liquid that makes water currents visible.

Steps:

  1. Find and clean a small, clear bottle with a lid that can be closed tightly.  8oz Coke bottles worked great for us!
  2. Add warm water and clear glue.  A good ratio we found was about 80% water to 20% glue.  For the 8oz Coke bottle that would be approximately 6.5 oz of water and 1.5 oz of glue.
  3. Shake the bottle for a minute to mix the water and glue.
  4. Add a little food coloring and shake again.  It's best to start with small amounts of the coloring, adding more until you get the shade of color you are happy with.
  5. Add the mica/glitter.  Again, it's best to start with very small amounts (especially if using mica powder) and add more until you are happy with the results.
  6. Shake and watch the magic!

 Day 2

Wind Chimes
You can find lots of ideas for wind chimes on the Instrucables website or by just doing a Google search.  We kept ours simple by using bottle caps, string, and Mason jar bands.  We used old bottle caps which we sprayed with primer so they could be painted or decorated with markers.

Steps:

  1. Use a punch and hammer to put a hole in each bottle cap and a series of holes in the Mason jar band.  Our design was simple with just three holes in the band and five bottle caps per string.
  2. Cut the string to the desired length, thread the string through the holes in the bottle caps, and tie the bottle cap onto the string.
  3. Leave the end of your string long enough to thread through the hole in the Mason jar band and tie a knot to secure it.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each hole you punched in the Mason jar band.
  5. Decorate your bottle caps, hang, and enjoy!

 Day 3

Coasters
Fire and alcohol are not usually a good mix but used in the right way (and with plenty of adult supervision) they can make beautiful art.  One of the great things about this project is no two coasters will ever be exactly the same.  You get unique and amazing creations every time.  For this project, you will need glossy white 4"x4" bathroom tiles, markers (we used Sharpie's and washable markers and both worked really well), alcohol (91%), a disposable foil pan, a lighter, and polyurethane spray.  The It's Always Autumn blog has two great posts with plenty of details and pictures here and here.

Steps:

  1. Color your tile using as many different colored markers as you like.  Don't worry about drawing a picture because when we add the alcohol in the next step it will dissolve the ink and make it run together.  Think of this as doing tie-dye on a tile.
  2. Place the tile in the foil pan and drip a small amount of alcohol over it.  When the ink starts to run, tilt the tile around to mix the colors together.  Tip: To keep your hands clean, you can tilt the foil pan instead!
  3. When you are happy with the color mixture, carefully light the alcohol with a lighter and let it burn until the flames go out.  Caution: If you are using a foil pan with ridges in the bottom some of the alcohol may run off your tile into the ridges.  It may be difficult to see flames from alcohol burning under the tile and the tile itself may become very warm or hot to the touch.  To keep little fingers safe, try lifting the tile out of the pan using tongs or oven-safe silicone mitts.
  4. To seal your creations so they will last for years without fading or smudging, spray the tile with a polyurethane sealant.

This project has lots of possible additions and variations!  Try using a spray bottle to lightly spritz the ink with alcohol for an entirely different effect.  Use a paper towel dipped in alcohol to dab or smear the ink.  Combine two or more of these techniques or think of other ways to personalize your creations!

Day 4

Cereal Box Monster Jaws
We got the idea for this project from the blog It's Always Autumn.  Click here for her complete description and helpful pictures.

Day 5

Salt Water Etching
This project was adapted from one on the blog Upstate Ramblings.  Click here to read the original project.  For our version, we decided to have our campers etch their initials into large serving spoons.  The supplies we used included a 9-volt battery, alligator clips (like these from Amazon), Q-tips, letter stencils, a spoon, and salt water.

Steps:

  1. Make a strong salt water solution in a small cup.  We used approximately one teaspoon of salt and a small dixie cup.
  2. Stand a few Q-tips in the cup to let one end soak in the salt water for a few minutes while you prepare the next two steps.
  3. Place a waterproof stencil on a smooth surface of the spoon.  We used the Over 'N' Over brand reusable glass etching letter stencils (found here on Amazon), but feel free to use any stencil so long as water cannot soak through it.
  4. Attach one end of an alligator clip to the spoon and the other end to the positive (+) post on the 9-volt battery.
  5. Attach one end of a second alligator clip to the negative (-) post of the 9-volt battery and the other end to the wet end of one of your Q-tips.  It is important that the clip make good contact with the wet cotton.
  6. Gently rub the wet end of the Q-tip over your stencil.  The Q-tip should start to discolor as the metal is etched.  We used two Q-tips per stencil to get a good etching.
  7. Remove the stencil and wipe the spoon clean and enjoy your new personalized spoon!

If you enjoyed these projects, we hope to see you at Maker Camp next year!

Thursday, 25 January 2018 17:13

Book-A-Librarian

Book-A-Librarian

Rutherford County Library’s Book-A-Librarian service allows you to schedule time with one of our staff members for personalized assistance. The following is just a sample of the services we provide:

  • Setting up and learning how to use an email account
  • Searching for and downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Help with school research projects, business reference, and other complex research tasks
  • Learning basic computer skills such as using Microsoft Word and other Software
  • Book and author suggestions and creating reading lists for adults, teens, and children
  • Improving your Internet skills by learning how to effectively search for information
  • Searching the library’s online catalog and accessing your account from home
  • Help with formatting a resume and doing job searches online
  • Staff are available to speak at your club/civic organization/business event

Please keep in mind that there are some services we are unable to provide help with. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Giving legal, medical, or tax advice
  • Filling out legal, medical, or tax forms
  • Troubleshooting or repairing computer equipment or mobile devices

Appointments can range from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the complexity of your service request. Requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance by filling out the form at the front desk, calling one of the libraries, or filling out the form below. We require 48 hours notice to give us ample time to review your request and assign it to the appropriate staff member.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:48

Makerspace Page

Makerspace Services

The DBU Makerspace is the place to Dream It, Build It, Use It!  Our makerspace is full of equipment and supplies to help you learn a new skill, explore your creative side, and preserve your memories from the past.  The makerspace is part of the main Rutherford County Library located on Callahan Koon Road in Spindale and is open during regular library hours.  We invite individuals and groups (families, school and homeschool groups, Girl Scout groups, Boy Scout groups, etc.) to come learn something new or explore your passion!  For information on booking a group activity, call Kenneth at 828.287.6327.

3D Design/Printing

3D Printer
Computer workstation with 3D design software

Media Conversion

VHS to DVD
LP to CD

Weaving

Tabletop Loom
Circle Looms

Building Sets

Legos
Tumble Tree Timbers
K'Nex
Erector Set

Robotics

Meccanoid G15 & G15KS

Electronics

Snap Circuits
LittleBits
Arduinos

Art Sets

Acrylic and Oil Painting
Charcoal and Colored Pencils
Beading

Digital Imaging

Digital Photography
Digital Video
Green Screen & Lighting

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:17

Children's Page

Children's Services

2019SummerReadingFlyer

Click below to search the Kid's Catalog

scout banner tablet

New Items in the Children's Collection

New Children's Fiction Books

New Children's Non-Fiction Books

Kid's eBooks and eAudiobooks

NCDL Kid's Reading Room

NC Kids Digital Library 

Story Kits

RCLS's Read & Play Story Kits feature "grab and go" collections of five picture books on popular topics for preschool to primary audiences. Each kit includes five books on the theme, at least one CD, and two manipulative ranging from flash cards to puppets. All kits provide story extenders and an inventory list.  Click here for a full list of kits.

Haynes Maker Kits

Thanks to a generous grant from Duke Energy, the Haynes Branch Library has over a dozen "maker kits" available.  These kits contain information and supplies to conduct hands-on experiments and building projects.  The kits check out for two weeks and can be sent to any of the other Rutherford County Libraries upon request.  Click here to see a complete list of kits.

VOX Books

Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration permanently attached inside the front cover. It’s ready for listening directly from the book — no CD, no computer, no tablet. Simply open the book, push the PLAY button and listen from beginning to end. Here is a complete list of the VOX Books available at our library.  Click here for a list of VOX Books available at the Rutherford County Library.

Accelerated Reader (AR) and Lexile

AR Book Finder
Searching for books with a corresponding AR Quiz is easy with AR BookFinder. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level (or ATOS 2000), interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more. There is no easier way to find books that are both appropriate and interesting to individual students. With more than 160,000 AR Quizzes—over 70,000 nonfiction—kids will never run out of books to read.

Lexile
A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile.

Friday, 26 August 2016 09:43

Technology Page

Technology Services

The library is more than books!  We offer a variety of technologies to access and use information.

Public Computers

All Rutherford County Library System locations offer public computers with the following software installed:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

WiFi

All of our library locations offer free WiFi.  To connect, look for the network named "LibraryPUBLIC" and agree to the Terms of Use.

Tablets

A collection of learning tablets for children, teens, and adults is available at all library locations.  The tablets are pre-loaded with educational games and activities that DO NOT require an internet connection at your home.  You can view the full list of titles and descriptions by clicking on one of the categories below:

If the tablet you are interested in is checked out or located at another library, ask a staff member to place it on hold for you.

Haynes Maker Kits

Thanks to a generous grant from Duke Energy, the Haynes Branch Library has over a dozen "maker kits" available.  These kits contain information and supplies to conduct hands-on experiments and building projects.  The kits check out for two weeks and can be sent to any of the other Rutherford County Libraries upon request.  Click here to see a complete list of kits.

Printing

Did you know the library has a 3D printer available for public use?  The printer is located in our DBU Makerspace.  Click here to learn more about the Makerspace.  At this time there is no cost for 3D prints.  Please be sure to click here to read our 3D Printing Policy that covers the types of objects that can and cannot be printed.

Media Conversion

Our DBU Makerspace has equipment available to convert VHS tapes to DVDs and LP records to CDs.  There is no cost for this service, but you must provide your own blank DVDs and CDs.  Be sure to check with library staff about the required DVD and CD formats before purchasing your blank media!

Robotics

Several different robotics kits are available for anyone age 10 and up to build and program.  The kits are located in our DBU Makerspace.

Programming Kits

Have you ever wanted to learn basic electronics programming?  Our DBU Makerspace has two Arduino kits available for in-house use to learn the basics of programming.  Interact with LEDs, learn how to take input from external components, and more!

Friday, 01 July 2016 16:34

Little Libraries

The library is proud to sponsor several "little libraries" around the county.  These operate as free book exchanges...take a book, leave a book.  The library will also periodically stock the libraries with additional titles suitable for children, teens, and adults.  Special thanks to Rutherford County Woodworkers Association and Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild for their work in building and painting the little libraries.  See the maps below for all the locations:

Frank West Park

Honeysuckle Park - Cliffside

Golden Valley Community Clubhouse

Whitehouse Community Clubhouse

Gilkey Community Center

American Legion Post 74

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:58

About Us

Rutherford County Library

The Rutherford County Library, established in 1938 as a bookmobile library, was housed in the Norris Library until 1965.  The county library moved to two other locations before the current building was opened to the public in January 1983.  The library holdings include strong adult fiction and nonfiction collections and an important local history and genealogy collection.  Children's programs are offered throughout the year.

 

Haynes Branch Library

The Haynes Branch Library began in Cliffside during the 1920's.  In 1977, the library was moved to its current location, and named the Haynes Branch Library in honor of Raleigh Rutherford Haynes, one of the founders of the area's textile industry.  The library features well-balanced collections of fiction for children and adults, nonfiction and reference books, and a video collection.  Children's reading programs are offered each summer.

 

Mountains Branch Library

The Mountains Branch Library was opened to the public in October 1995. In addition to a core collection of books, the library also houses collections of videotapes, audiocassettes and CDs. Adult and children's programs are offered throughout the year. A meeting room is available for community programs.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:54

Locations & Hours

Locations & Hours

To contact a staff member directly, please see our Staff Directory.

Rutherford County Library

255 Callahan Koon Road
Spindale, NC 28160

Phone: 828.287.6115
Fax: 828.287.6119

Hours:
Monday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 8pm
Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Haynes Branch Library

2669 Hwy 221A
Mooresboro, NC 28114

Phone: 828.288.4039
Fax: 828.287.6419

Hours:
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm

Click here to view/download the Haynes Branch Library meeting room policy and request form.

Mountains Branch Library

150 Bill's Creek Road
Lake Lure, NC 28746

Phone: 828.287.6392
Fax: 828.287.6418

Hours:
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 3pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Click here to view/download the Mountains Branch Library meeting room policy and request form.

Library Board of Trustees

District #1 - James Edwards
District #2 - Mary Sandra Costner, Chairperson
District #3 - Alice Bradley
District #4 - Robin Smith
District #5 - Bonnie Worcester
County Commissioner Representative - Eddie Holland

Trustee Meeting Schedule
Times and locations will be announced a minimum of two weeks before each meeting.
January 23, 2018
April 24, 2018
July 24, 2018
October 23, 2018

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:58

New Arrivals

New Arrival Lists

The library adds many new items every week.  Click below to see what's been added in the last two weeks:

New DVDs
New Adult Fiction Books
New Adult Non-Fiction Books
New Juvenile Fiction Books
New Juvenile Non-Fiction Books
New Young Adult Books

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