McDowell County Public Library

North Carolina’s Candid Critter


Our mission is to collect a wide range of data relating to the biodiversity of our state through community involvement to enhance management and conservation practices.


NC Candid Critters is a three-year statewide camera trap survey run by citizen-scientists like you! We need camera traps run in all 100 counties of NC.

We’re calling all lovers of science and nature to participate in the camera trapping and identification of the wildlife in your area. With your help, we can learn more about what critters are in what areas to help enhance our state’s management and conservation practices.


How can I participate?

Some additional information:

  • The Marion Branch Library will have 15 cameras available.
  • The Old Fort Branch Library will have 10 cameras available.
  • Out of county residents who wish to participate can get a free temporary library card.


  • 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