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

Library Float Wins Award in Parade

Library Float Wins Award in Parade Our parade float, “Black Mountain Public Library: Bringing Joy for 100 Years” to commemorate our centennial, won second place in the annual Black Mountain Holiday Parade!  We had a blast as we marched along State Street greeting the crowd with a LIBRARY chant, waving and tossing candy.  Thank you to all our

Gift Giving Made Easy

Gift Giving Made Easy If you are struggling with gift ideas, consider supporting your public library through the Friends of the Library! Your support helps provide the library and community with important resources including newspaper subscriptions, large print books, extra programming and more. We’ve made it easy for you to support the Friends.  Giving the

Chai Hot Chocolate

Chai Hot Chocolate The original plan for December was that I was going to provide a recipe for one of my favorite winter beverages accompanied by a cozy photo of me in my robe curled up with my handsome cat. But then … I got this amazing opportunity to move to Black Mountain and become

Volunteers Make it Happen!

Volunteers Make It Happen! Thank you to all our Friends of the Library volunteers for your hard work and dedication!  FoL book sales, tailgate presence, special events and other activities would not happen without you.  We are truly grateful for your help and support of our Black Mountain Library.  Your 2022 volunteer hours equate to one full- time

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

Digital Resources at your Library

With a Buncombe County Library Card you get access to thousands of census records, birth/marriage/death certificates, immigration/travel records and so much more!  If you don’t already have a library card, stop by any Buncombe County library branch to get your FREE library card (if you are a Buncombe County resident). If you already have a