Public Libraries are Open with Limited Hours of Operation & Curbside Service is still available

2020-06-24T16:51:51-04:00June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Our library branches are open with limited hours of operation, so we can properly sanitize the public spaces before and after public use.  Libraries will follow Phase II guidelines and will limit indoor space to 10 individuals inside the library at a given time.  All patrons visiting the library branches are required under Executive Order [...]

Libraries are for ALL people

2020-06-12T16:26:36-04:00June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hey folks, did you know your public library system actually subscribes to policies that are based on Constitutional rights? That's right-- the Constitution of the United States of America. Libraries are for ALL people.  To read about public library policy, please check out the library’s “Access to Ideas” policy or read The American Library Association’s [...]

What is the 2020 Census and how can you help?

2020-06-08T14:32:04-04:00June 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The U.S. Constitution requires a Census every 10 years to determine the number of Congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the most reliable picture of the population, Census data provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support [...]

AMY Regional Library’s Message on Racial Injustice

2020-06-08T11:26:19-04:00June 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

AMY Regional Library, like many institutions and agencies in our communities, are trying to process recent events, to be reflective of who in our communities have been hurt directly by systemic racism, and to respond with a statement to our community that expresses our desire to learn and grow. Our library system is heartbroken by [...]

AMY Regional Library is easing restrictions

2020-06-04T16:22:49-04:00June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

AMY Regional Library will gradually ease restrictions to the public during North Carolina Phase II, Executive Order 141. The Director and the Regional Library Board, the governing body of the AMY Regional Library System, set and approve all library policy & procedures.  The following library guidelines and policies, related to COVID-19, are developed by following [...]

Curbside Service: How it works

2020-06-04T15:30:00-04:00June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Curbside Service Curbside Service is available at all library locations.  Your library will have specific hours for curbside service.  Even when we gradually reopen, curbside service is still available. For more information regarding curbside service, contact your local library. To use the curbside service: Place items on hold through the online catalog or by calling [...]

COVID-19 Library Services Update

2020-05-08T17:23:04-04:00May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Library Services Update The AMY Regional Library System will remain closed to the public until further notice. Library staff will be available by phone and email beginning May 11, 2020. We are taking a cautious step forward, following all necessary health precautions and implementing curbside service, an adaptive, contactless way to receive physical books [...]

Library Board Meetings go Virtual

2020-06-04T15:30:58-04:00April 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

AMY Regional Library's regularly scheduled board meetings are in a virtual room.  All AMY Board meetings are open to the public. If you have interest in attending the latest board meeting, which is Mitchell County Library Board, we are meeting April 21, 2020 at 10am.  If you would like to join, please email director@amyregionallibrary.org Thank [...]

Local Yancey Board Meeting: Virtual Meeting

2020-03-30T16:53:40-04:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Library Board Meetings are open to the public.   Agenda as follows: Yancey County Public Library Board: Spring Meeting March 30, 2020 Virtual Meeting 5:00pm   Mission: To help communities create and maintain a foundation for literacy, economic development and democracy.   Call to Order Roll Call Mission Minute Approval of Agenda (call for motion, [...]