From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: A Haunting Among Us!

2020-10-23T16:35:25-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Haunting Among Us! For more than thirty years, Avery Morrison Public Library has had strange and unexplained experiences that have happened to library patrons and members of the library staff.  In all of the occurrences, no one has been harmed. Clocks, whether electric or battery powered, will not run in the North Carolina Room.  [...]

From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: Area Post Offices Aplenty!

2020-10-16T17:32:07-04:00October 16th, 2020|Avery County Morrison Public Library, Local Interest, Mitchell County Public Library, Spruce Pine Public Library, Yancey County Public Library|

Area Post Offices Aplenty!  In the Toe River Valley, the number of post offices and their names provide a rewarding historical study with much to be learned. Earlier details about post offices listed Avery County with a total of 31; Mitchell County, 91; and Yancey County, 84 for a grand total of 206.  Presently, Avery [...]

Librarians Read Too

2020-10-14T12:31:47-04:00October 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."  ~ L.M. Montgomery Brightly colored leaves, pumpkins, apple cider, and homemade goodies are all fine and dandy, but let's tap in to the dark side for a moment.  'Tis the season for some disturbing, spooky, and thrilling tales. Some of our librarians share [...]

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