McDowell County Public Library

Library Updates

Library Reopening updates & COVID-19 Resources

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Adjusted Services and Planning Your Visit

We are currently able to allow patrons inside our libraries by appointment.  Please call us to schedule use of the computer lab or book browsing.

Book Browsing: Monday- Thursday

Computer Lab: Monday- Saturday

Services available curbside:

  • Remote Printing
  • Copying
  • Fax
  • Finding and checking out recommended materials.
  • Fulfilling hold requests.
  • Looking up information for patrons.
  • Outside wi-fi (Park and Learn service)

Remote Printing Available

To learn more, visit our how-to guide to sending your print requests to the library from anywhere.


 

Resources Available from Anywhere

Note: To access these resources, you must have a library card, know your PIN, and your account must be in good standing.

Downloadable Books and Audio Books

Overdrive/Libby

RB Digital

Streaming Movies

Films on Demands

Learning & Current Events

NCLive


Local Resources:

McDowell County COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hotline

McDowell County Emergency Management has opened a non-emergency call center for questions concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The number for the COVID-19 Hotline is 828-559-9683 or 527-6687. The current hours for the hotline are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The number is for non-emergency information for the public concerning the Coronavirus.

If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Childcare Resources

To access information and register for emergency childcare
throughout WNC visit: https://ymcawnc.org/emergency-childcare

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Tutor.com- Free online help for students!

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Need homework help?  We’ve got you covered!

The McDowell County Public Library is excited to announce that we now offer free academic resources and online tutoring from Tutor.com!

To get started, go to Tutor.com/mcdowell

Patrons have two ways they can access Tutor.com:

1. StudentAccess– Students can use their Student ID as the barcode and the last 4 numbers of their ID as the password.

2. Library Card– Anyone with a McDowell County Library Card can get access by entering the library card # as the barcode and their PIN as the password.

 

All students in grades K-12 with a library card can use the service to get help with homework, class projects, papers—even test prep! We would love to help your students be better prepared for class each day by providing one-to-one assistance when they need it most: on-demand at homework time. Tutor.com helps you help your students by:

1. Providing Personalized, On-Demand Student Support
Every Tutor.com session is one-to-one between tutor and student. There is no appointment needed and they can access the service from home. Your students get help with their own specific questions or assignments—right when they need it.

2. Extending the Learning Day
When the bell rings at the end of the day, learning does not have to stop. Our tutors are available to help your students when they are struggling with homework after school and on the weekends. Tutors are available to them all week from 2 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tutors who speak Spanish are available all week from 3 p.m.- 10 p.m.

3. Engaging the Student One-to-One
Tutor.com is committed to student learning. Their highly vetted expert tutors will never simply provide homework answers to your students, but instead guide them to find the answer on their own.

4. Impacting Student Achievement
95% of students who use Tutor.com say it helps them complete their homework and improve their grades. Students come to class more prepared and ready to learn!

5. Building Confident Learners
Students also report that Tutor.com helps them feel more confident in their schoolwork.
Tutoring is available in all core K-12 subjects – math, science, English, social studies and writing, including AP-level assistance. Students can access live, online tutoring from any Internet-capable device through Tutor.com/McDowell

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Storytime & Crafts for Kids

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Parents and Guardians: It’s time sign up for January craft kits! Just like last month, fill out this Google form, https://rb.gy/vlzxre, so we can provide as many crafts needed. For questions, call the Marion Library at 652-3858 or the Old Fort Library at 668-7111. Sign up through December 31.

Craft for Little Hands-Penguins!

Elementary-Snowflake

Teens–Mug Rugs!

Please join our CLOSED Facebook page by searching McDowell Library Children Services for updates, videos and more from our Children’s Library!

Upcoming December Events

Friday, December 4

Bedtime Story on our CLOSED Facebook group

Friday, December 11

Bedtime Story on our CLOSED Facebook group

–Friday, December 18

Bedtime Story on our CLOSED Facebook group

Thursday, December 24

Bedtime Story on our CLOSED Facebook group

 

STORY TIME

–Monday, December 7

Preschool Story Time on our CLOSED Facebook group 

Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for preschool-aged children.

Monday, December 14

Preschool Story Time on our CLOSED Facebook group 

Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for preschool-aged children.

–Monday, December 21

Preschool Story Time on our CLOSED Facebook group 

Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for preschool-aged children.

–Monday, December 28

Preschool Story Time on our CLOSED Facebook group 

Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for preschool-aged children.

 

CRAFT TAKE AND MAKES

Monday, December 14

Take-and-Make pick-up craft at Marion Branch

This is an activity for children ages under 18yrs. old. 

Tuesday, December 15

Take-and-Make pick-up craft at Old Fort Branch

This is an activity for children ages under 18yrs. Old. 

 

SCIENCE PROGRAMS

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–Thursday, December 3

Joseph Moss “The Science Boss” makes Elephants Toothpaste.

This will be a fun experiment that the whole family will enjoy doing together.

–Thursday, December 10

Joseph Moss “The Science Boss” 

This will be a fun experiment that the whole family will enjoy doing together.

–Thursday, December 17

Joseph Moss “The Science Boss” 

This will be a fun experiment that the whole family will enjoy doing together.

 

 

 

 
Have a question about a program posted?  Call us at either 828-652-3858 for Marion or 828-668-7111 for Old Fort.
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  • 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: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    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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    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752
    Directions

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
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