After months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Swannanoa Library opened its doors on October 13 for “Grab and Go” service. Library hours are 2 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday). Under the Governor’s Phase 3 order, the number of people allowed in the library at one time is limited. Patrons are encouraged to come in, find what they need, and “grab and go,” so that more folks can be served. Hour-long computer sessions will also be available at the library’s two computer stations. Unfortunately, in-person library programs, including storytime, will not be offered at this time. Late fees will resume on Oct. 27.
When visiting the Swannanoa Library, be on the lookout for new “Seek & Find” activities that will be posted in the library window. Search outside the library and see how many of the posted objects you can find. The theme for October is “Pumpkins!”
In accordance with the Governor’s mandate, all adults (and children over 5) are required to wear a mask while inside the library building. Masks will be available for those who don’t have one.
If you’re not comfortable visiting the library in person, you can call the Ask-A-Librarian line at 828-250-4700 for assistance with available services. You can also visit the Buncombe County digital library for access to a wide selection of e-books, audio books and movies.