Question: What is one of the busiest places in Transylvania County? Answer: The Transylvania County Library. There is something good happening every day of the week at your local public library. That is especially true during the summertime. Whether you are enjoying an outdoor concert in the amphitheater, attending one of the “Natural Transylvania” programs in the Rogow Room or taking part in a Summer Reading Program family event, there is something for everyone.
•Public computers offer access to Office software and the Internet for information-seekers, job-seekers, fun-seekers and everything in between.
•Connect your own devices to the library’s high-speed wireless connection and print from anywhere to the library’s printers.
•Browse historically significantly photos both online and in-person from the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room collection on the library’s second floor, which also has public computers dedicated to genealogical research.
•A library card provides free access to the collection of more than 120,000 books, as well as CDs and DVDs, plus electronic resources for all ages and interests.
•The library offers digital magazines via Flipster, e-books and e-audios at the North Carolina Digital Library and children-only e-books and e-audios at NC KIDS Digital Library.
•Take advantage of the library’s online learning site, www.Lynda.com.
•Can’t get in to visit in person? The Bookmobile stays “on the road” to all areas of the county, as well as various child-care centers and adult communities.
•Weekly programs and numerous special events occur year round, including story times for children, birth to 5; animation classes, book clubs and workshops for teens; and monthly speakers and performers on a wide array of topics for adults (see the Transylvania Explorer calendar for times and dates).
“Your public library is a great place to explore this summer,” said Library Director Anna Yount. “We invite everyone to visit us — in person or virtually. We have something for everyone.” Visit the library’s website — library.transylvaniacounty.org — for all the current information about programs, events and resources. And don’t forget to follow the library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be in the know about all the library offers.