The Things We Find in Books

Every Tuesday, FOL volunteers sort through donated books that we then use to stock our library bookstore. And every Tuesday we are surprised at what we find that’s been left in the books. A small sampling includes an old  postcard of cowboys, a Bridge point-count bidding card, an announcement of a 1949 concert with Leonard

Supporting a Community of Growers

Thanks to recent donations by Appalachian Creek Nursery and Bounty and Soul, the Black Mountain Blooms Seed Lending Library is off to a great start for 2023.  We have received a large assortment of vegetable and flower seeds, many suitable for summer gardening. The Seed Library is currently stocked with seeds ready for cool weather

Seeking FOL Volunteer

The Friends of the Black Mountain Library seeks a Financial Coordinator From the in-library book store to gift basket sales to Pop-Up and on-line sales, the Friends of the Library continue to expand their fundraising activities. It is so exciting to watch us grow! Over the past 3 years, the FoL has raised over $35,000

Pop-up Book Sale – A Great Success!

Pop-up Book Sale – A Great Success! Residents and visitors alike responded to the Friends of the Black Mountain Library (FoL) Pop-Up Book Sale on August 13 and purchased over 100 boxes of adult fiction books plus many children’s books.  The proceeds from this sale support the library and enhance our community. Behind the scenes of

Call for Volunteers – FOL Bookstore

In addition to the library bookstore  and hosting book sales, the Black Mountain FOL also raises funds by selling books online. Our Etsy store, FOLBlackMountain (, has sold 450 books since it opened in 2020. In 2021 alone, the store raised $9,000 by selling only vintage and collectible books. Clearly, this is a successful tool

Museum in a Box

Museum in a Box As The Black Mountain Library celebrates its 100 years of existence, we offer a chance for those with memories of the library over its history to help create a reminiscence collection. Residents who have memories of summers spent reading at the library, interactions with the staff, or any vivid library event