By Angie Georgeff
The Apple Festival is two days away and Unicoi County is abuzz with activity! So is your library. More than 350 arts and crafts vendors and three food courts will be set up only steps from our door, so we are preparing to be a place where you can take a break. Come in and check your email on one of our nine public access computers or relax while you color one of our new autumn-themed bookmarks.
This way you can go back for another round of shopping and festival foods after you have recuperated! And for a very special treat, the Story*Book Fair will be setting up in our parking lot to entertain festivalgoers with stories and music to delight the entire family.
As usual, we will be open both Friday and Saturday. Although several streets will be blocked by vendors, your library will still be accessible. Just take Elm Avenue south past Love Street and Erwin Utilities to Iona Street. Turn right at Iona and cross over Main Avenue to Nolichucky Avenue. Turn right at Nolichucky. The Unicoi County Public Library will be on your left in our beautiful and historic old depot building.
Park at the Library!
The parking spaces in front of our building will be reserved for patrons who are using the library. There is no charge for parking while you are using library facilities or shopping at our book sale.
For those who want to attend the festival, convenient parking will be available in the library parking lot on Friday or Saturday for a donation of $5. All of the funds raised will help support library programs.
Our parking lot will open at 8 a.m. each day of Apple Festival. Business hours will be the same as usual: The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day. No items will be due on that date. As always, books may be returned to our drop boxes, which are located in front of the library in Erwin and at Town Hall in Unicoi. We hope you enjoy the Apple Festival and each and every one of October’s special days!
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