Mountains Branch Library

Mountains Branch Library

Upcoming Events



04/21/2014 05:00 - 06:00

04/22/2014 07:30 - 08:30

04/28/2014 05:00 - 06:00

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Mountains Branch Library

Saturday, May 3rd at 2p.m. in the community room of the Mountains Branch Library

Did you know in the 1830s and 1840s, Rutherfordton was home to a successful private mint which produced more than $2.25 million dollars in gold coinage. The mint, founded by Christopher Bechtler, Sr. in 1831, is credited with producing the nation’s first $1 gold coin. 

Join us for a short film and Q&A with known historian and author, Robin Lattimore. 

Event is free and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.  Please call 828-287-6392 for more information

CMC Library Consortium Launches New Web Site and Online Catalog | Print |

On March 31st, the CMC Library Consortium began using a new online catalog system and a redesigned web site. The new catalog system and web site use a responsive web design that automatically adjusts to fit a range of devices (desktop computers, smartphones, tablets, etc). Features of the new online catalog include:

  • A special Kid’s Catalog designed for use by young children
  • The ability for patrons to add their own ratings and reviews of library items
  • Online account access where patrons can renew their books, update their contact information, and view their checkout history
  • Magazine and journal articles from the library’s online database collection are now included with every search

“Upgrades to these two systems have been a long time coming,” said Kenneth Odom, the consortium’s system administrator. “Patrons are increasingly using mobile and other handheld devices to access our resources, so it is good to finally be able to accommodate them with our new web site and online catalog. We are also very pleased with the look and functionality of the new catalog and believe patrons will be able to find items of interest easier and more quickly.”

One feature that has librarians very excited is the scrolling book jacket display. These displays can be customized by each library to showcase items new to the library, provide a list of staff recommendations, highlight a research subject area, and more. Each library will feature these displays on their public access catalog stations.

You can visit the redesigned CMC Library Consortium web site at and try out the new online catalog here

2014 Governor's Volunteer Service Award | Print |

You can now pick up a copy of the 2014 Governor's Volunteer Service Award nomination form at all Rutherford County Libraries.  You can also download an electronic version of the form in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Big Library Read | Print |

Beginning today, February 17, the library will be participating in the Big Library Read campaign sponsored by our vendor, OverDrive.  The Big Library Read will make one ebook available for checkout to all library patrons simultaneously, meaning no long waiting lists!  The book selected for this quarter's campaign is "Keys to the Kitchen" by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp.  Head on over to the North Carolina Digital Library to check out this and other great titles.

Library Phone Number Changes | Print |

On Tuesday, January 14th, all three county libraries will have their phone system upgraded as part of a larger project being done at all county agencies.  This will result in new main telephone and fax numbers for the Haynes and Mountains branch locations.  Some staff members at the County Library will also receive new direct-dial numbers.  A complete list of the new numbers is posted below.  Also, please note that all three libraries may not have phone service for part or all of the day on the 14th as the new system is put in place.

Haynes Branch
Main:  828-288-4039
FAX:  828-287-6419

Mountains Branch
Main:  828-287-6392
FAX:  828-287-6418
April Young (Branch Manager):  828-287-6417
Angie Turner (Assistant):  828-287-6399

County Library
Main:  828-287-6115
FAX:  828-287-6119
Martha Schatz (Library Director):  828-287-6117
Stephanie Long (Circulation):  828-287-6396
Jeannie Smith (Children and Young Adult):  828-287-6116
Lois Poole (Cataloging):  828-287-6118
Kenneth Odom (Technology):  828-287-6327

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