McDowell County Public Library




Children’s Programs

Discover the variety of hands-on activities and programs we have scheduled for children; including weekly LEGO Builder Clubs, Story Time for preschoolers, and reading sessions with therapy dogs!

2017 Children’s Summer Reading Program

This summer the library invites you to “Build a Better World” by participating in our Summer Reading Program. Young readers from birth to age 11 will find a summer full of fun activities, hilarious performers, and–you guessed it–books at the Marion and Old Fort Branch Libraries. Children can even win prizes by participating in our Summer Reading Challenge! Registration and events start June 12th at the Marion Branch and June 13th at the Old Fort Branch.

NC Kids Digital Library

Read on the go!  NC Kids Digital Library provides over 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and Read-Alongs for kids pre-K through 4th grade. All materials are instantly available for every child, on their home computer and everywhere on iOS, Android, Kindle, eReaders, and other mobile devices.

NC Kids Digital Library is sponsored by NCPLDA and the NC General Assembly with assistance from the State Library of NC, a division of the Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources.

North Carolina’s Elementary School
Battle of the Books

Check here to explore this year’s Battle of the Book list.

blue plaid reading


Teen Programs

Yes! The library is more than just books. Click on the above link to see all of the amazing and absolutely free programs available to teens.

2017 Teen Summer Reading Program

Teens are invited to help “Build a Better World” this summer at the library by tracking their reading and participating in craft programs. Stop by the library June 12th (Marion Branch) or June 13th (Old Fort Branch) for more information. The first 20 teens to sign up will win a cool cloth bag.

Homework Help

Search for authoritative information on any topic for your school assignments and research.

Test Prep

Prepare for the SAT, ACT, AP Exams, and more!

North Carolina’s Middle School
Battle of the Books

Check here to explore this year’s Battle of the Book list.

  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 12:30-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013

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  • Find us

    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762