McDowell County Public Library

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Teen & Adult Summer Reading Program

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This year Teens and Adults will have several ways to participate in the 2022 Summer Reading Program!




For every hour you read, place a check or color in a square on your reading log. You will have a chance to win many prizes and coupons this summer. 

When you have completed a reading log you will be entered into our prize drawings




Want an extra challenge this summer? 

To be entered for prizes, teens can complete a BINGO card anyway (horizontal, vertical, or diagonally).




Have a book you enjoyed this summer? Great, tell us about it!

Teens can complete Book Reviews for an extra entry for Prizes.



Take-and-Make Craft Pick-up on Fridays at 10 a.m. at both Marion and Old Fort Branches or at your local Bookmobile stop. 

Crafts are for teens in grades 6th – 12th.


Return Reading Logs, BINGO Cards, and Book Reviews by 5 pm, August 6th.

The drawing will take place on August 12th.

Winners will be contacted by phone.

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June Storytime & Crafts for Kids

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

Upcoming June Events

Friday, June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24

Bedtime Story on our CLOSED Facebook group




Preschool Story Time at the Corpening Memorial YMCA

Mondays, June  13, June 20,  and June 27, at 10:30 a.m.

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


Preschool Story Time at the Old Fort Library

Tuesdays, June 14, June 21, and June 28 at 10:30 a.m. 

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



Juvenile Storytime

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Juvenile readers (2nd-5th grade) join Ms. Danielle on our CLOSED Facebook group (McDowell Library Children Services). We will read one chapter each episode!

Books we’ll be reading are:

  • Shadow of the Shark: Magic Treehouse # 53 by Mary Pope Osborne
  • If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams
  • Ocean Animals from Head to Toe by Stacey Roderick


Craft Pick-up for June!



 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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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!

To get started, go to

Patrons have two ways they can access

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. helps you help your students by:

1. Providing Personalized, On-Demand Student Support
Every 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.

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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.

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

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

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    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

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    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762