From the Librarian: One of our area’s treasure troves

By Maria Davis

If you have not visited Mountains Branch Library lately you are missing out on one of our area’s greatest treasures! We have something for everyone – books, DVDs (over 3,000 at last count), magazines, toys, story time kits, STEM kits (for children and adults), public computers, free wi-fi, a community room, classes, crafts, a coloring station, and MORE!
Spring is when we start to see a bigger influx of visitors to our area and they are always welcome to visit us at Mountains Branch Library. Anyone is welcome to take part in any of our activities and we always love to hear about where you are from and how you found our charming little town.
We had a fantastic turnout at our first Books & Bites event of the year. Kristy Woodson Harvey detailed her newest work “The Wedding Veil” to an audience of about 70 people. Many in attendance celebrated the book with Kristy by wearing their own wedding veils. It sure was a sight to see. If you missed this event, not to worry…we have four more Books & Bites for our 2022 season. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling the library at 828-287-6392.
June 8, 2022 – Mary Alice Monroe “Search for Treasure”
August 10, 2022 – Dianna Rostad “You Belong Here Now”
September 1, 2022 – Carolyn Curry “Sudden Death”
October 11, 2022 – Jennifer Coburn “Cradles of the Reich”

Did you know that we have classes at Mountains Branch Library? Ken Brown teaches a clogging class on Monday and Wednesday. Call the library to find out when a beginner session will begin. Cassandra Cantrell teaches Yoga every Tuesday and Thursday (except the 2nd Thursday of each month) at 4:30. There is no registration or cost for this class. Bring your mat and be ready for Yoga fun! Gwen Cook teaches Line Dancing on Thursdays. Call the library to find out when a new session will begin as there is a registration process. These classes are free for everyone.

Not only do we have the above-mentioned classes, but we have several groups that meet at the library… Al-Anon, Lake Lure Genealogy, Book Clubs, Lions Club, Quilters Group, and Brick Building Club (using Legos). If you are interested in joining any of these groups, let us know and we can put you in touch with someone. We also have programs geared towards children, teens, and adults. We have crafting days, speakers, informational seminars, cooking programs, pizza parties, tea parties, and much more. Check out our website for all programing available at

Summer will be here before we know it and you know what that means…Summer Reading Program!! We love to see our young people in the library and summer is the BEST. Mrs. Tamara will be here every week for a fun activity to keep your little ones entertained while making reading fun. Registration will begin June 1, 2022. Watch for more information at

Jennifer and I want to take this time to thank all of our volunteers, Friends of the Library, Friends of the Library Board, volunteer program directors, and everyone who supports Mountains Branch Library! We could not exist without each one of you. You make our days bright and our jobs so much easier. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Rutherford County Library System is still actively raising money to outfit our upcoming Book Mobile. We would love your help in being able to outfit the truck with new books, computers, tables, chairs, programming materials, etc. If you would like to participate in this monumental event, please contact Maria at Mountains Branch Library (828-287-6417) and I can tell you how to make your tax-deductible donation. Thank you to EVERYONE who has donated so far – we couldn’t do this without you!


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