Spruce Pine Public Library

 

Spruce Pine Public Library

Jessica Parker, Branch Manager
Lauren Duncan, Associate Librarian
Gloria Thornburg, Part-time Circulation Assistant

142 Walnut Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

828.765.4673

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Spruce Pine Public Library

142 Walnut Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

HOURS

Mon-Tues: 9am – 8pm
Wed-Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 1pm
Sun: CLOSED

Free Wifi

Computer Access

Printing and Copying

Research Help

Park or School Nearby

Retail Nearby

Storytime

Outdoor Seating

Private Study Areas

Meeting Rooms

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GOT WIGGLES Story Time 11:00 am
GOT WIGGLES Story Time @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GOT WIGGLES Story Time @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Got Wiggles Story Time is a fun and active learning opportunity for parents, caregivers and preschool children ages 2 -5. Children enjoy stories, songs, creative movement and crafts designed around weekly themes. Come Wiggle With Us!
Game On 5:30 pm
Game On
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Game On
A free game night for teens
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Play and Learn for ages 0-5 9:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
A FREE play group sponsored by Blue Ridge Partnership for Children. You can find more information about the Partnership and the services they provide by clicking here: http://blueridgechildren.org/
Play & Learn 11:00 am
Play & Learn
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play & Learn
 
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Where the Wild Kids Are: a free afterschool program for Ages 8-12 3:30 pm
Where the Wild Kids Are: a free afterschool program for Ages 8-12 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where the Wild Kids Are: a free afterschool program for Ages 8-12 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
“Where the Wild Kids Are”: a free drop-off after-school program for ages 8-12, with a focus on literacy-based activities intermingled with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).  Snacks provided.  Call Spruce Pine Library to register or swing by after school. Parents and/or guardians are asked to sign paperwork and photo release forms the first[...]
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GOT WIGGLES Story Time 11:00 am
GOT WIGGLES Story Time @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GOT WIGGLES Story Time @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Got Wiggles Story Time is a fun and active learning opportunity for parents, caregivers and preschool children ages 2 -5. Children enjoy stories, songs, creative movement and crafts designed around weekly themes. Come Wiggle With Us!
Game On 5:30 pm
Game On
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Game On
A free game night for teens
The Monday Book Club 6:30 pm
The Monday Book Club @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Monday Book Club @ Spruce Pine Public Library
A library sponsored book club. Come by or call the library for more information.
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Play and Learn for ages 0-5 9:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
A FREE play group sponsored by Blue Ridge Partnership for Children. You can find more information about the Partnership and the services they provide by clicking here: http://blueridgechildren.org/
Play & Learn 11:00 am
Play & Learn
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play & Learn
 
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Computer Skills for Adults 11:00 am
Computer Skills for Adults @ Spruce Pine Public Library Computer Lab
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am
Computer Skills for Adults @ Spruce Pine Public Library Computer Lab
Feel free to show up at Spruce Pine Library’s Computer Lab to learn some computer skills with Librarian Jessica Jackson.  For more information, contact Spruce Pine Library at 828.765.4673  
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ecoExplore: Introduction to Botany 11:00 am
ecoExplore: Introduction to Botany @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am
ecoExplore: Introduction to Botany @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Scientists need YOUR help in studying plants everywhere, including your own neighborhood! Join us for an introduction to botany, the study of plants. You’ll study plants under a microscope and go on a short walk to discover different plant species. You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants[...]
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GOT WIGGLES Story Time 11:00 am
GOT WIGGLES Story Time @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GOT WIGGLES Story Time @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Got Wiggles Story Time is a fun and active learning opportunity for parents, caregivers and preschool children ages 2 -5. Children enjoy stories, songs, creative movement and crafts designed around weekly themes. Come Wiggle With Us!
Game On 5:30 pm
Game On
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Game On
A free game night for teens
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Play and Learn for ages 0-5 9:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
A FREE play group sponsored by Blue Ridge Partnership for Children. You can find more information about the Partnership and the services they provide by clicking here: http://blueridgechildren.org/
Play & Learn 11:00 am
Play & Learn
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play & Learn
 
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Where the Wild Kids Are: a free afterschool program for Ages 8-12 3:30 pm
Where the Wild Kids Are: a free afterschool program for Ages 8-12 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where the Wild Kids Are: a free afterschool program for Ages 8-12 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
“Where the Wild Kids Are”: a free drop-off after-school program for ages 8-12, with a focus on literacy-based activities intermingled with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).  Snacks provided.  Call Spruce Pine Library to register or swing by after school. Parents and/or guardians are asked to sign paperwork and photo release forms the first[...]
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GOT WIGGLES Story Time 11:00 am
GOT WIGGLES Story Time @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GOT WIGGLES Story Time @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Got Wiggles Story Time is a fun and active learning opportunity for parents, caregivers and preschool children ages 2 -5. Children enjoy stories, songs, creative movement and crafts designed around weekly themes. Come Wiggle With Us!
Game On 5:30 pm
Game On
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Game On
A free game night for teens
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Play and Learn for ages 0-5 9:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
A FREE play group sponsored by Blue Ridge Partnership for Children. You can find more information about the Partnership and the services they provide by clicking here: http://blueridgechildren.org/
Play & Learn 11:00 am
Play & Learn
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play & Learn
 
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Spruce Pine Library is located at 142 Walnut Avenue in the center of the unique town of Spruce Pine North Carolina, a town of 2,000 yearlong residents. The downtown area of Spruce Pine has not one but two main streets, Upper Street (Oak Avenue) and Lower Street (Locust Avenue). Spruce Pine is the largest town in the Toe River Valley, due to the railroad and the rich mining culture of its past and is now a destination for art lovers (check out Toe River Arts and Penland School of Crafts) and tourists due to its close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway (and Museum of North Carolina Minerals).

Spruce Pine Library is also home to the Toe River Model Railroaders, who are an integral part of the library’s services to the community. Toe River Model Railroaders are located on the basement level of the Spruce Pine Library, with an entrance located just below the library’s front doors facing Walnut Avenue. They are open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays. Do call to make a group appointment.

Spruce Pine Library had interesting and humble beginnings. In the 1930’s, The Monday Book Club operated an Open Library or “Little Library” at the Day’s Drug Store in Spruce Pine. Books were loaned out for ten-cents and could be kept for a week. Efforts by the Book Club members to create a public library met with Ms. Gilbert from the State Library Commission at the Topliff Hotel in October 1935. On the 18th of October, 1935, the newspaper indicated that efforts to create a library in Spruce Pine were abandoned. The Little Library later moved to the News Center beside the Carolina Theatre.

In 1952, a town meeting was held in Spruce Pine with citizens who wanted to have full library service in the town. Ms. Dorothy Thomas, the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Director, worked with Town Council and a group of interested citizens to develop a library which was housed in the Spruce Pine Town Hall beginning on November, 22, 1952. Here it remained until an effort was undertaken in 1969 to build a separate library building on Walnut Avenue.

For more information about the town of Spruce Pine, please visit Spruce Pine Main Street or the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce.

Spruce Pine Local Board Members

Dale Blevins (Chair)

Rocky Buchanan (Town Council Representative)

Nancy Burleson*

Donna Collis

Tiffany English

Wes Foy

Luther Stroup

*signifies a member of the Regional Board

Constitution & By-Laws of the Spruce Pine Public Library

Toe River Model Railroaders

Located in the the basement of the Spruce Pine Public Library

142 Walnut Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28714

Preserving History Through Model Railroading

 

Open Wednesdays, 2-5 pm
Other times by request

Contact:
Sherri McKinney
828.467.0693
Email

Gallery

Watercolor of Spruce Pine Public Library by Charles Gillespie