New Addition at FOL Tailgate: Succulents

The FOL tailgate table has a new item on it: Succulents! Thanks to Bryan Crews, stunning succulent plants have been added to the table. The plants provide not only a fun conversation starter with shoppers they have been a great donation raiser. The library is grateful for Bryan’s generosity and appreciate his participation in the

Yes, We Sell Dissected Maps!

Yes, we sell dissected maps in our library bookstore! This was an early term for what we now know as jigsaw puzzles. The puzzle craze was at its heyday in the early 1900’s, but by the 1960’s jigsaw puzzles had all but disappeared. That changed  a few years ago, when we were all staying home

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

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

FOL Book Donations

FOL Book Donations Thanks to the generosity of Black Mountain residents, the FOL receives book donations every week. Sometimes a few books, sometimes several boxes of books. Most of these donations are destined for our library bookstore, and the money raised from selling these books is used to support the library. Occasionally the FOL receives