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We had a great turnout for the New 5 Cents Bluegrass Band on April 3rd! A special thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event. For our next HeartSongs program, we’re looking for musicians for a May Day circle jam. Contact Kitty at or 894-8721 ext. 222 for more information.

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North Carolina Digital Library for Kids

The North Carolina Digital Library, powered by OverDrive, now has an eReading Room for kids. Many eBooks are available for download in a variety of subjects: fiction, nonfiction, biography, fantasy, history, humor, mystery, picture books, and science and nature. These eBooks are sortable by interest, ATOS, lexile, and reading levels as well. Children’s videos are [...]

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HeartSongs: The New 5 Cents Band

Come to the Main Library on Thursday, April 3rd at 5:30pm to hear bluegrass music by the New 5 Cents. This band from western North Carolina began playing together in the fall of 2010. The band name is taken from an old fiddle tune that honored the release of a new nickel, but we aren’t [...]

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Drum Circle Expanded!

The drum circle will now be two nights a month! Come to the Main Library at 5:30pm on the second and fourth Thursday to join in. Some instruments are provided or you can bring your own. All ages are welcome. The event is currently held in the Community Room but we will move it to [...]

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HeartSongs: The BattleAxe Band

Come to the Main Library on Thursday, March 6th at 5:30pm to hear old time and Americana music by The BattleAxe Band. Their vocals will stop you in your tracks! They have been playing together for close to ten years and have a fine old time band sound. The band likes to play old time [...]

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Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On

Eight area library systems, including Polk County Public Library, have partnered for Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On, a community reading project focused on the works of William Shakespeare. The project commemorates the 450th birthday of the Bard, and is designed to encourage reading throughout the region. Events at Polk County Public Library will focus on [...]

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  • Polk County Public Library
  • Main Library
    1289 West Mills Street
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Tel. (828) 894-8721
    Fax (828) 894-2761
    Mon. 9am – 6pm
    Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
    Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 4pm

    Saluda Community Library
    44 W. Main Street
    Saluda, NC 28773
    Tel. (828) 749-2117
    Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 1pm

    (828) 894-8721 ext. 225