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Thursday, 25 January 2018 17:13

Book-A-Librarian

Book-A-Librarian

Rutherford County Library’s Book-A-Librarian service allows you to schedule time with one of our staff members for personalized assistance. The following is just a sample of the services we provide:

  • Setting up and learning how to use an email account
  • Searching for and downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Help with school research projects, business reference, and other complex research tasks
  • Learning basic computer skills such as using Microsoft Word and other Software
  • Book and author suggestions and creating reading lists for adults, teens, and children
  • Improving your Internet skills by learning how to effectively search for information
  • Searching the library’s online catalog and accessing your account from home
  • Help with formatting a resume and doing job searches online
  • Staff are available to speak at your club/civic organization/business event

Please keep in mind that there are some services we are unable to provide help with. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Giving legal, medical, or tax advice
  • Filling out legal, medical, or tax forms
  • Troubleshooting or repairing computer equipment or mobile devices

Appointments can range from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the complexity of your service request. Requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance by filling out the form at the front desk, calling one of the libraries, or filling out the form below. We require 48 hours notice to give us ample time to review your request and assign it to the appropriate staff member.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:48

Makerspace Page

Makerspace Services

The DBU Makerspace is the place to Dream It, Build It, Use It!  Our makerspace is full of equipment and supplies to help you learn a new skill, explore your creative side, and preserve your memories from the past.  The makerspace is part of the main Rutherford County Library located on Callahan Koon Road in Spindale and is open during regular library hours.  We invite individuals and groups (families, school and homeschool groups, Girl Scout groups, Boy Scout groups, etc.) to come learn something new or explore your passion!  For information on booking a group activity, call Kenneth at 828.287.6327.

3D Design/Printing

3D Printer
Computer workstation with 3D design software

Media Conversion

VHS to DVD
LP to CD

Weaving

Tabletop Loom
Circle Looms

Building Sets

Legos
Tumble Tree Timbers
K'Nex
Erector Set

Robotics

Meccanoid G15 & G15KS

Electronics

Snap Circuits
LittleBits
Arduinos

Art Sets

Acrylic and Oil Painting
Charcoal and Colored Pencils
Beading

Digital Imaging

Digital Photography
Digital Video
Green Screen & Lighting

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:17

Children's Page

Children's Services

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Click below to search the Kid's Catalog

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New Items in the Children's Collection

New Children's Fiction Books

New Children's Non-Fiction Books

Kid's eBooks and eAudiobooks

NCDL Kid's Reading Room

NC Kids Digital Library 

Story Kits

RCLS's Read & Play Story Kits feature "grab and go" collections of five picture books on popular topics for preschool to primary audiences. Each kit includes five books on the theme, at least one CD, and two manipulative ranging from flash cards to puppets. All kits provide story extenders and an inventory list.  Click here for a full list of kits.

Haynes Maker Kits

Thanks to a generous grant from Duke Energy, the Haynes Branch Library has over a dozen "maker kits" available.  These kits contain information and supplies to conduct hands-on experiments and building projects.  The kits check out for two weeks and can be sent to any of the other Rutherford County Libraries upon request.  Click here to see a complete list of kits.

VOX Books

Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration permanently attached inside the front cover. It’s ready for listening directly from the book — no CD, no computer, no tablet. Simply open the book, push the PLAY button and listen from beginning to end. Here is a complete list of the VOX Books available at our library.  Click here for a list of VOX Books available at the Rutherford County Library.

Accelerated Reader (AR) and Lexile

AR Book Finder
Searching for books with a corresponding AR Quiz is easy with AR BookFinder. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level (or ATOS 2000), interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more. There is no easier way to find books that are both appropriate and interesting to individual students. With more than 160,000 AR Quizzes—over 70,000 nonfiction—kids will never run out of books to read.

Lexile
A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile.

Friday, 26 August 2016 09:43

Technology Page

Technology Services

The library is more than books!  We offer a variety of technologies to access and use information.

Public Computers

All Rutherford County Library System locations offer public computers with the following software installed:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

WiFi

All of our library locations offer free WiFi.  To connect, look for the network named "LibraryPUBLIC" and agree to the Terms of Use.

Tablets

A collection of learning tablets for children, teens, and adults is available at all library locations.  The tablets are pre-loaded with educational games and activities that DO NOT require an internet connection at your home.  You can view the full list of titles and descriptions by clicking on one of the categories below:

If the tablet you are interested in is checked out or located at another library, ask a staff member to place it on hold for you.

Haynes Maker Kits

Thanks to a generous grant from Duke Energy, the Haynes Branch Library has over a dozen "maker kits" available.  These kits contain information and supplies to conduct hands-on experiments and building projects.  The kits check out for two weeks and can be sent to any of the other Rutherford County Libraries upon request.  Click here to see a complete list of kits.

Printing

Did you know the library has a 3D printer available for public use?  The printer is located in our DBU Makerspace.  Click here to learn more about the Makerspace.  At this time there is no cost for 3D prints.  Please be sure to click here to read our 3D Printing Policy that covers the types of objects that can and cannot be printed.

Media Conversion

Our DBU Makerspace has equipment available to convert VHS tapes to DVDs and LP records to CDs.  There is no cost for this service, but you must provide your own blank DVDs and CDs.  Be sure to check with library staff about the required DVD and CD formats before purchasing your blank media!

Robotics

Several different robotics kits are available for anyone age 10 and up to build and program.  The kits are located in our DBU Makerspace.

Programming Kits

Have you ever wanted to learn basic electronics programming?  Our DBU Makerspace has two Arduino kits available for in-house use to learn the basics of programming.  Interact with LEDs, learn how to take input from external components, and more!

Friday, 01 July 2016 16:34

Little Libraries

The library is proud to sponsor several "little libraries" around the county.  These operate as free book exchanges...take a book, leave a book.  The library will also periodically stock the libraries with additional titles suitable for children, teens, and adults.  Special thanks to Rutherford County Woodworkers Association and Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild for their work in building and painting the little libraries.  See the maps below for all the locations:

Frank West Park

Honeysuckle Park - Cliffside

Golden Valley Community Clubhouse

Whitehouse Community Clubhouse

Gilkey Community Center

American Legion Post 74

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:58

About Us

Rutherford County Library

The Rutherford County Library, established in 1938 as a bookmobile library, was housed in the Norris Library until 1965.  The county library moved to two other locations before the current building was opened to the public in January 1983.  The library holdings include strong adult fiction and nonfiction collections and an important local history and genealogy collection.  Children's programs are offered throughout the year.

 

Haynes Branch Library

The Haynes Branch Library began in Cliffside during the 1920's.  In 1977, the library was moved to its current location, and named the Haynes Branch Library in honor of Raleigh Rutherford Haynes, one of the founders of the area's textile industry.  The library features well-balanced collections of fiction for children and adults, nonfiction and reference books, and a video collection.  Children's reading programs are offered each summer.

 

Mountains Branch Library

The Mountains Branch Library was opened to the public in October 1995. In addition to a core collection of books, the library also houses collections of videotapes, audiocassettes and CDs. Adult and children's programs are offered throughout the year. A meeting room is available for community programs.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:54

Locations & Hours

Locations & Hours

To contact a staff member directly, please see our Staff Directory.

Rutherford County Library

255 Callahan Koon Road
Spindale, NC 28160

Phone: 828.287.6115
Fax: 828.287.6119

Hours:
Monday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 8pm
Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Haynes Branch Library

2669 Hwy 221A
Mooresboro, NC 28114

Phone: 828.288.4039
Fax: 828.287.6419

Hours:
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm

Click here to view/download the Haynes Branch Library meeting room policy and request form.

Mountains Branch Library

150 Bill's Creek Road
Lake Lure, NC 28746

Phone: 828.287.6392
Fax: 828.287.6418

Hours:
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 3pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Click here to view/download the Mountains Branch Library meeting room policy and request form.

Library Board of Trustees

District #1 - James Edwards
District #2 - Mary Sandra Costner, Chairperson
District #3 - Alice Bradley
District #4 - Robin Smith
District #5 - Bonnie Worcester
County Commissioner Representative - Eddie Holland

Trustee Meeting Schedule
Times and locations will be announced a minimum of two weeks before each meeting.
January 23, 2018
April 24, 2018
July 24, 2018
October 23, 2018

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:58

New Arrivals

New Arrival Lists

The library adds many new items every week.  Click below to see what's been added in the last two weeks:

New DVDs
New Adult Fiction Books
New Adult Non-Fiction Books
New Juvenile Fiction Books
New Juvenile Non-Fiction Books
New Young Adult Books

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