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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Spruce Pine Riverside Story Trail presents ‘Poetry in the Park’ The book Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer is now featured on the Riverside Story Trail at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine, with audio accompaniments in English and Spanish. We hope you will visit and enjoy this wonderful book that features a boy finding poetry in everyday [...]
Connect with your library this week, April 3-April 9. We have something for everyone! Need a laptop or some WIFI? We have that too! Talk about connecting...
April is National Poetry Month! Join Avery Morrison Public Library in their poetry contest for ALL ages. The prizes are AMAZING!!! Deadline to submit is April 30th, 2022. PIZZA PARTY For all who enter, so everyone's a winner!!!!
Head on over to the Spruce Pine Riverside Story Trail, and read along with us in celebration of National Poetry Month this April. Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer is the book on display right now. What a wonderful way to recognize how the tiny experiences in nature can be a poem as well. Oh, [...]