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.

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. 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:  July Newsletter.

The next event, “Conversations With Mary Alice Monroe and Friends,” took place on November 23rd at the historic Tryon Theatre. A reception followed the event at the library on Chestnut Street.  This time we featured Cassandra King Conroy., and she and Mary Alice spoke about Cassandra’s latest book, Tell Me A Story, a memoir about her life with Pat Conroy, a favorite author of many Lanier Library members.  Find more details of the event on the Mary Alice Monroe page.

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.