Pacolet Area Conservancy Nature Hike


Pam from Pacolet Area Conservancy is returning to the Main Library on Tuesday, July 1 at 10am to lead a nature hike on the trails behind the library. She will also present a special nature program after the hike. This event is part of our children’s Summer Reading Program.

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July Teen Book Club & Movie Night


The club meets on the third Thursday of every month at 4pm. For our July book, we’re reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Come to the meeting on July 17 to discuss and you’ll also get a free copy of August’s book. Stick around after book club (or come even if you aren’t in the book club) for the film version of The Book Thief at 5pm! Popcorn and drinks will be served.

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The LEGO Movie


Come to the Main Library at on Tuesday, June 24 for a movie matinee as part of our Summer Reading Program!

We will watch The LEGO Movie at 2pm and enjoy popcorn and drinks. As always, it’s FREE!

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Friends of the Library June/July Silent Auction & Book Club

Bid on the following auction books in the library lobby until July 31:
Visions of the American West People by Logan Ames
Our First Century – Great and Memorable Events by R. M. De Vens
The Works of Alan Ramsey (3 vol. set) by George Chalmers
Garden Style, Better Homes and Gardens by Linda Hallan
The American Horticulture Society Encyclopedia of Garden Plants by Christopher Beckell


The Friends of the Polk County Public Library Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Community Room at PCPL. On June 25 at 2pm, Sara’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay will be discussed.

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Wildlife of WNC

opossum Fionna webOur first Summer Reading Program event is Tuesday, June 17! Chimney Rock Park presents “Wildlife of Western North Carolina” at 3pm in Saluda and 6pm in Columbus. They will bring creatures native to the area for us to meet and explain the different characteristics and adaptations of these animals. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy this fun, FREE program!

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Foothills Humane Society Book Buddies

Foothills Humane Society has a new program called Book Buddies, where kids in grades 1-8 read to shelter cats! This program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals by providing socialization and human interaction. Participants also earn prizes such as a coupon for a free ice cream scoop or cone at O’Duggan’s Ice Cream and a Book Buddies tote bag! For more information, contact Foothills Humane Society at 828-863-4444.

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  • 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