Melisa Pressley Wins NCLA Award

Melisa Pressley Wins NCLA Award Black Mountain’s own Melisa Pressley was recently presented with the North Carolina Library Association’s prestigious Leadership Institute Award. This competitive award, announced at the 65th NCLA Biennial Conference, recognized her work developing a program to start a new library association that will represent the western district of our state. In Melisa’s

FOL Online Bookstores

FOL Online Bookstores Some of you are aware that FOL volunteers manage two Etsy stores. Lyndall Noyes-Brownell is our veteran Etsy seller and manages the store FOLBlackMountain (  Laura Lunsford opened a second Etsy store some months ago, and is selling as BlackMountainReads ( Laura and Lyndall are selling vintage and collectible books that are at least 20

A Passion for Books

A Passion for Books Library patrons and FOL volunteers all over the world share one thing: A passion for books. Here in Black Mountain, many FOL donors share stories about the books — who the books belonged to, what kind of books they are donating, when and where they got the books. A recent large

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries Tod Bohl built the first Little Free Library in 2009 as a tribute to his deceased mother. Now they are everywhere, including one at the Library of Congress. But do they all look the same? Most that we’re familiar with look like cute little cottages. But take a look at the Little