Spruce Pine Public Library

 

Spruce Pine Public Library

Jessica Jackson, Branch Manager
Katie Elkins, 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

    Monday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
    Thursday: Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Free Wifi

    Computer Access

    Printing and Copying

    Research Help

    Park or School Nearby

    Retail Nearby

    Storytime

    Outdoor Seating

    Private Study Areas

    Meeting Rooms

    Request a Meeting Room
    Jun
    30
    Thu
    SPPL’s Summer Reading Program for teens!
    Jun 30 @ 3:30 pm
    SPPL's Summer Reading Program for teens!

    Recommended for grades 7-12

    For best information, check out all the programs in detail: SPPL Summer Reading Programs for all ages

    Jul
    5
    Tue
    Spruce Pine Library presents Tuesday Matinees at the library!
    Jul 5 @ 3:30 pm
    Jul
    9
    Sat
    Spruce Pine Public Library presents Saturday Matinees in their Summer Program Series for Adults
    Jul 9 @ 11:00 am
    Spruce Pine Public Library presents Saturday Matinees in their Summer Program Series for Adults

    FREE popcorn, pizza, and prizes!!!

    Need information on all SPPL Summer Reading fun: SPPL Summer Reading Programs for all ages

    Jul
    11
    Mon
    SPPL’s Summer Reading Program for teens!
    Jul 11 @ 3:30 pm
    SPPL's Summer Reading Program for teens!

    Recommended for grades 7-12

    For best information, check out all the programs in detail: SPPL Summer Reading Programs for all ages

    Jul
    12
    Tue
    Spruce Pine Library presents Tuesday Matinees at the library!
    Jul 12 @ 3:30 pm
    Jul
    16
    Sat
    Spruce Pine Public Library presents Saturday Matinees in their Summer Program Series for Adults
    Jul 16 @ 11:00 am
    Spruce Pine Public Library presents Saturday Matinees in their Summer Program Series for Adults

    FREE popcorn, pizza, and prizes!!!

    Need information on all SPPL Summer Reading fun: SPPL Summer Reading Programs for all ages

    Jul
    18
    Mon
    Summer Reading with Ms. Karen at Spruce Pine Public Library: One Tiny Turtle & sea turtle paper craft
    Jul 18 @ 11:00 am
    Jul
    21
    Thu
    Chopped Teens! Food Pantry edition! Ages 13-19 at Spruce Pine Public Library
    Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Jul
    25
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Jul
    27
    Wed
    AMY Regional Library presents Down to Earth Aerials!!!!
    Jul 27 @ 11:00 am
    AMY Regional Library presents Down to Earth Aerials!!!!

    Performance is at Riverside Park.  We are so excited to bring this live aerial acrobatic performance and interactive presentation certain to thrill and inspire both young and old! Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

    Please come visit the Friends of the Spruce Pine Public Library table! They’ll have popsicles and tell you all about the Friends of the Library.

    Aug
    22
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Sep
    26
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Oct
    24
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Nov
    28
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Jan
    23
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Feb
    27
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Mar
    27
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Apr
    24
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    May
    22
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Jun
    26
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Jul
    24
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Aug
    28
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Sep
    25
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Oct
    23
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Nov
    27
    Mon
    Spruce Pine Public Library Book Club
    Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    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