Yancey County Public Library

 

Yancey County Public Library

Cindy Gibson, Branch Manager
Wayne Edwards, Associate Librarian
Sharryl Hagerman, Circulation Assistant
Caitlin Mast, Circulation Assistant

PO Box 1659, Burnsville, NC 28714 (mailing address)
321 School Circle, Burnsville, NC 28714 (shipping address)
828.682.2600

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Yancey County Public Library

321 School Circle
Burnsville, NC 28714

HOURS

Mon-Wed-Fri: 9am – 5 pm
Tues-Thurs: 9am – 8pm
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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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Enjoy an interactive story time with your baby or young child  that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes,  and body movement.  For ages 0 – 2
Got Wiggles Story Time 11:00 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County 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!
Block Party: The Lego Gathering 3:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Meets in the Juvenile Area
STEAM for Tweens & Teens with Librarian Wayne 4:00 pm
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Crafternoon (teens & adults) 2:30 pm
Crafternoon (teens & adults)
Apr 3 @ 2:30 pm
Crafternoon (teens & adults)
Crafternoon: a craft session for adults and teens at YCPL Offered every first Friday of the month from 1-2:30 Call the library for more details or follow us on Facebook for specific details.
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Block Party: The Lego Gathering 10:00 am
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Ages 7-12. Meets in the Juvenile Area.
ecoExplore: Introduction to Botany 11:00 am
ecoExplore: Introduction to Botany @ Yancey County Library
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am
ecoExplore: Introduction to Botany @ Yancey County 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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Play & Learn 10:00 am
Play & Learn
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play & Learn
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/
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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Enjoy an interactive story time with your baby or young child  that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes,  and body movement.  For ages 0 – 2
Got Wiggles Story Time 11:00 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County 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!
Block Party: The Lego Gathering 3:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Meets in the Juvenile Area
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Block Party: The Lego Gathering 10:00 am
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Ages 7-12. Meets in the Juvenile Area.
Second Saturdays: Tweens & Teens 11:00 am
Second Saturdays: Tweens & Teens
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am
Second Saturdays: Tweens & Teens
Beginning at 11am, there will be a fun activity/learning activity for tweens & teens every Second Saturday of the month!
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Play & Learn 10:00 am
Play & Learn
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play & Learn
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/
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Wednesday Readers Book Club 10:00 am
Wednesday Readers Book Club
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Readers Book Club
Wednesday Readers happens at 10am on the 3rd Wed of each month Book Selections for Jan-June 2020 January- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett February- One Second After by William Forstchen March- Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Leutze April- Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horowitz May- The Overstory by Richard Powers June- The Book[...]
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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Enjoy an interactive story time with your baby or young child  that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes,  and body movement.  For ages 0 – 2
Got Wiggles Story Time 11:00 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County 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!
Block Party: The Lego Gathering 3:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Meets in the Juvenile Area
STEAM for Tweens & Teens with Librarian Wayne 4:00 pm
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Block Party: The Lego Gathering 10:00 am
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Ages 7-12. Meets in the Juvenile Area.
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Ales and Tales Book Club 2:00 pm
Ales and Tales Book Club @ Homeplace Brewery
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ales and Tales Book Club @ Homeplace Brewery
Book Club is held at Homeplace Brewery: https://homeplacebeer.com/  All are welcome. Books we are reading for 2020: January- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson February- The Book Thief by Mark Zusak March- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card April- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon May- Slaughthouse-Five[...]
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Play & Learn 10:00 am
Play & Learn
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play & Learn
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/
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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Enjoy an interactive story time with your baby or young child  that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes,  and body movement.  For ages 0 – 2
Got Wiggles Story Time 11:00 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County 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!
Block Party: The Lego Gathering 3:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Meets in the Juvenile Area
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Block Party: The Lego Gathering 10:00 am
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Ages 7-12. Meets in the Juvenile Area.
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Play & Learn 10:00 am
Play & Learn
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play & Learn
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/
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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Enjoy an interactive story time with your baby or young child  that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes,  and body movement.  For ages 0 – 2
Got Wiggles Story Time 11:00 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County 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!
Block Party: The Lego Gathering 3:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Meets in the Juvenile Area

Yancey County Library is located in the historic YCI Administrative building at 321 School Circle in Burnsville, North Carolina. The historic library has picturesque views of the beautiful mountains from its upstairs community room and is the only library in the regional system to house an art gallery- The Herring-Kivette Art Gallery. To learn more about Yancey County, visit Yancey County Chamber of Commerce or Explore Burnsville.

Yancey County library service began in the 1930’s, thanks to the work of Ms. Martha Robinson. The Markel Handicraft School contained a circulating library which served a 25-mile radius from the Higgins Neighborhood Center. The school was named for John Markle, a philanthropist and cousin of Ms. Robinson who began the Presbyterian Mission project in 1918.

In 1933, Rose LeFevre, president of the Women’s Club of Burnsville, established the first public library in Yancey County. The Library was located in an upstairs room of the Club House (now an apartment building on North Main), and most of the books were given from individual collections. Rose LeFevre succeeded in getting the county to contribute funds specifically for the library for the first time; thereby making the library eligible to receive assistance from the North Carolina State Library Commission in 1945.

In 1946, the library was moved to the Briggs Building (where The Grapevine store is located) and later moved in 1961 to the basement of the building now occupied by Players Sports. The library then moved to the Ray/Cort building that now houses the Lloyd Bailey Annex. In 1975, the Yancey Library moved to the renovated Northwestern Bank building — given to the county by the bank to use for a library — where it remained until July 2011. Services throughout the early years were enhanced by the purchase of a bookmobile that was driven primarily by Ms. Dorothy Thomas of the Celo Community. Ms. Dorothy, as she was called, was instrumental to bringing the 3 counties together to form the AMY Regional Library System.

In 2011, the library location moved to the Yancey Collegiate Institute Historic District where it remains now. To learn more about the Public Library Expansion Project, visit Yancey County Public Library and to learn more about the historic district, please read Yancey Collegiate Institute and Other Miracles on Baptist Hill by J. Todd Bailey.

See the 2017 Yancey County State of the County’s Health Report.

Yancey County Local Board Members

*Alan Larkins (Chair)

Jody Higgins (Co-Chair)

*Beryl Carroll (Secretary)

*Susie Buchanan

*Julia Fox

Patti McCall

Gail Parker

Anna Webb

*signifies a member of the Regional Board

Constitution and By-Laws of the Yancey County Public Library

Friends of the Yancey County Library

The Friends of the Yancey County Library is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support Yancey County Library programming and materials through book sales and donations.  They also operate a bookstore on Burnsville Town Square called The Book Cellar.  Please stop by The Book Cellar or Yancey County Library and see about becoming a Friend of the Library.

Friends of the Yancey County Public Library

Watercolor of Yancey County Public Library by Charles Gillespie