Every member is important to the
enduring vitality and welcoming spirit

Polly Bennett who retired in 1980, after 15 years at the circulation desk, referring to the members, said, “If it was quiet, I wouldn’t be working here.” Nancy Ernst, a former Library Assistant and long-time member, said, “It’s simply a friendly old building, intimate, with many voices talking, joking.” Amber Keeran, a retired Executive Director, said, “I’m glad

to hear members lingering, chatting, laughing.” These words capture the spirit of Lanier Library. From book discussion groups and crafts workshops to the Members’ Annual Holiday Party, when you join Lanier Library, expect the camaraderie of membership in a meeting place of old friends and new friends with shared interests, all waiting to welcome you.

Avail yourself of all you could possibly read, listen to, or watch in a week for about $1.

As a member, linger and browse the books, news- papers and periodicals, savor the coffee, request an acquisition, digitally stream more than 950,000 titles with Hoopla® access, and enjoy the many Live@Lanier Programs.

Stop in or call to join with an annual membership: $50 individual, $75 household.

Member Support Lanier Library Tryon, NC

Tax-deductible donations carry us forward

Annual membership dues cover less than 23% of running Lanier Library. Donations fund the rest and continue a tradition of programs started more than 130

years ago. Participate in one of the following donation levels, knowing every contribution is needed and appreciated.

• Lanier (lifetime): $2,500+
• Austen: $1,000-2,499
• Shakespeare: $750-999
• Dickens: $500-749
• Twain: $250-499
• Dickinson: $100-249