The Lanier Library

The Lanier Library is a community library association located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Tryon North Carolina. One of only seventeen solely membership libraries left in the country, we invite you to become a member of this historic organization.

Click on this link to watch the video of the unveiling of new signs for the library and the reading of a proclamation from the town of Tryon in celebration of our 130th Anniversary.

Recent world events mean we are unable to host programs in person, but we love the creative works you are submitting in our recent challenges. For the remainder of 2020, we invite you to participate in the 2020 Great Books Challenge by reading 10 books from one of the lists. After completing 10 books, submit your name by December 31 to be entered in a raffle for a prize. During May, we invited you to submit the title and first sentence of your Magnum Opus. Congratulations to winner Dale Potruski! Read all of the submissions we received here. In honor of April’s celebration of poetry, we invited the community to participate in a Quarantine Haiku Challenge. You may read the submissions of our talented community here.

The library hosts many exciting events each year, including a special program and reception at our Annual Meeting, our popular Mystery Festival in October, a celebration of poetry each spring, a Book Lovers group each first Saturday and the Members’ Holiday Party, as well as monthly Live@Lanier programs of interest.  Of course, the surroundings are always comfortable and the friendly, personal service never changes! To keep updated on our monthly activities here at the library, sign up to receive our newsletter or find the latest edition here: October Newsletter

You can take a look at the 2019 Annual Report and if you would like any additional details, please come by the library.  We have collected several detailed documents, financial and otherwise, in a notebook for your perusal.

We will continue to make the library a welcoming place with all the materials, from the newest bestsellers to favorite magazines and business periodicals that you have come to expect at the Lanier Library. We welcome suggestions for improvement and accept requests for new media and programs. We are here to make this your library!

Thank you and we hope to see you soon in the library!

Thanks to the Polk County Community Foundation for their continued support of the Lanier Library.