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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Ales and Tales Book Club 2:00 pm
Ales and Tales Book Club @ Homeplace Brewery
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ales and Tales Book Club @ Homeplace Brewery
Book Club is held at Homeplace Brewery.  All are welcome. Books we are reading for Fall, 2019 September- Maus by Art Spiegelmyer October- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman November- Run with the Horseman by Ferrol Sams December- Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Meets in the Juvenile Area
Caring for Caregivers 4:00 pm
Caring for Caregivers @ Yancey County Public Library
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Caring for Caregivers @ Yancey County Public Library
Part of the Aging Well Series
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Block Party: The Lego Gathering 10:00 am
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Sep 14 @ 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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Wednesday Readers Book Club 10:00 am
Wednesday Readers Book Club
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Readers Book Club
Wednesday Readers: July-Dec 2019 July — Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer August —  Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall September — The Wright Brothers by David McCullough October — Once Upon a River: A Novel by Diane Setterfield November — Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari December — Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia[...]
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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Meets in the Juvenile Area
Library Sign Up Month Movie/Craft Night! 5:30 pm
Library Sign Up Month Movie/Craft Night! @ Yancey County Library
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Library Sign Up Month Movie/Craft Night! @ Yancey County Library
Come out and celebrate National Library Month by signing up for a library card.  We’ll be watching this family friendly film and making a cowboy hat craft
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Block Party: The Lego Gathering 10:00 am
Block Party: The Lego Gathering @ Yancey County Public Library
Sep 21 @ 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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Voter Registration Day
Voter Registration Day @ Yancey County Library
Sep 24 all-day
Voter Registration Day @ Yancey County Library
Come get information and register for the big day.
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Baby Bookworms Story Time 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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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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