LIBRARY OPERATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS DURING COVID: All libraries in the AMY Regional Library System are open by appointment only. Contact your library to make an appointment. Curbside service is still available and recommended to minimize contact.
All libraries in the AMY Regional Library System are open by appointment only. Contact your library to make an appointment. Curbside service is still available and recommended to minimize contact.

From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: Enjoying Our Mountain Humor

2021-02-05T15:10:45-05:00February 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Enjoying Our Mountain Humor It helps to have some humor along the way, especially in these days of Covid-19.  The four humorous stories that follow actually happened sometime in the distant past. A prim and proper woman in Mitchell County went to the country store at Red Hill to buy a pair of shoes.  In [...]

Horario de funcionamiento de la biblioteca AMY

2021-01-08T17:23:48-05:00January 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

A partir del 11 de enero, el sistema de bibliotecas regionales de los condados Avery-Mitchell-Yancey cambiará el horario de atención. Se cambiarán las horas de atención para que el personal de la biblioteca pueda desinfectar de manera eficiente antes y después del uso de cada usuario, y para permitir que el personal tenga suficiente tiempo [...]

AMY Regional Library: We have new hours!

2021-01-15T14:34:43-05:00January 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Beginning January 11, we are changing our hours of operation. Hours will be changed so staff can sanitize efficiently before/after patron use and to allow staff sufficient time to train and complete inventory tasks & training related to our Cardinal transition.  With these changes, daily hours of operation will be extended to accommodate patrons who [...]

Yancey Library’s 3rd annual Intention Mapping workshop goes virtual! Sign up today.

2021-01-05T12:07:01-05:00January 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Join us on Zoom for our third annual Intention Mapping Workshop with Jennifer Dorfield on Saturday, January 9 from 2-5 p.m. Come create a collage that represents your aspirations for the New Year. Please contact ycpl@amyregionallibrary.org or 828-682-2600 by noon that Friday to register for the event. Registration is free and limited to 20 participants.

From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: The Temptations of Dried Apples, Apple Pies, and Just Plain Apples

2020-11-13T15:12:05-05:00November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Temptations of Dried Apples, Apple Pies, and Just Plain Apples Grandmother Ann lived over the ridge from Rocky Hollow.  Like the other women in the neighborhood, she dried sweet sliced apples in summer.  She used white cloth sacks to hang them in an unfinished upstairs room to keep for winter.  By doing that, the [...]

From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: Fall Brings Thoughts About Apples

2020-11-10T11:14:01-05:00November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Fall Brings Thoughts About Apples Apples date back to ancient times as a valued source of food.  When settlers came to America from Europe, they brought seedling apple trees and seeds.  They were wise in doing that, because the land had only crabapple trees.  Widespread planting of trees and seeds helped keep people from starving. [...]

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