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. Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Great Books Reading Challenge. We have a 2021 Book of the Month challenge that will last into January 2022. Participate as an adult with this form. Our younger readers have their own challenge using this form.

Interested in a read that others may have missed? You can find a stack of Overlooked Gems at the front desk. Stretch yourself as a reader, and then consider writing a review for the newsletter.

Take the February Love Quote challenge and look for the answers 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.

Interested in the answers to our Bibliotrivia questions? Visit this page.

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: February 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.