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Special Delivery! From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd

2022-06-22T15:23:16-04:00June 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Joseph "Joe" Larkin Hartley, Founder of Singing on the Mountain Joe Larkin Hartley (1870-1966), founder of Singing on the Mountain, was born in Watauga County, but spent much of his life in Avery.  As a child, he walked a long distance to school in a log building.  Not much is known about his early education, [...]

Are you well-informed about your public library?

2022-06-15T19:57:45-04:00June 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

A note from the Director: As the Director, I am humbled to work with co-workers, board members, and community volunteers who are committed to fostering library environments in which all of our community and staff feel welcomed. All library users, regardless of gender or gender identity, race, religion, age, disability, sexual preference, sexual orientation, appearance, [...]

AMY Regional Board Meeting is Virtual

2022-06-02T14:23:22-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Board Meeting|

AMY Regional Library System, in an abundance of caution and due to an increase in COVID cases in our area, is moving the Regional Board meeting, originally scheduled in person, to a virtual platform on June 2, 2022. As a public library system, we still follow open meeting laws when we meet virtually, so please [...]

From the desk of Mr. James Byrd: Ramps Upfront and Personal

2022-04-20T16:05:36-04:00April 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Ramps Upfront and Personal “There is nothing quite like it… Enjoying ramps in the springtime is what it is all about!” Ramps, sometimes called the “King of stinks,” grow wild in wooded areas and in suitable soil at the right elevation in the eastern United States and Canada. A delicacy that smells and tastes somewhat [...]

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