Tobacco Barn in Yancey County Tobacco Helped Bring Christmas We look around and realize the landscape is quite different from what it was seventy-five years ago. In driving from Burnsville to Asheville, one could see acres and acres of what was to be one of the big money crops each year: tobacco. Fields [...]
It's messy, it's wet, stuff blows up... That's science! Join Yancey Library's own in-house mad scientist. Psst... it's Librarian Wayne. Great for kids 5 and up! For more info, click on the link below: Outdoor science saturday
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...