The Rutherfordton Parks and Recreation Steering Committee is in the process of updating Rutherfordton's Parks and Recreation Plan on behalf of the Rutherfordton Town Council.  
Your input is the most important part of this process.  Please take a few moments to tell us about the recreational activities you and your family enjoy and provide some feedback on our parks system.  You may click here to complete the survey online. You may also pickup a paper copy of the survey at the library.
We appreciate your response.  If you have any questions or need help regarding the survey, please contact Ben Farmer at (828)-351-2338.  If you have any questions about our park system or the parks and recreation master planning process, contact Doug Barrick at (828)-287-3520.
Responses are anonymous.

Don't forget that we now have a "remind" text service for our patrons. We will send out texts of any activities or events that will be happening at Norris Library. Also, this will be a great way to be informed of any days that we will be closed and any closings or delays due to inclement weather.

It is really simple to sign up and keep informed of what is happening at your library. All you have to do is text @norrisli to the number 81010. Normal text and data rates (according to your plan) are applicable.


Are you looking for a safe place to take your children trick or treating? The Town of Rutherfordton will be having the annual Trick or Treat on Main Street on Halloween Day. The town departments including the library and the merchants will begin handing out candy at 4:00 pm. Candy will be given out until 5:30 pm. 

Robin Lattimore has published a new book entitled Rutherfordton North Carolina Photographic History. It is an excellent book and would make a great gift. Copies are available for purchase at the Rutherfordton Town Hall for $20.00 each with a limit of 3 per person. Click here to view more information about the book.

Norris Library will have new hours beginning on June 5, 2017. These hours will run through the end of the year. At that time, we will reevaluate to see if any adjustments need to be made to the hours.

The new hours will be as follows:

Monday       9:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday      9:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday  9:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday      9:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday          9:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday      9:30 am-Noon

We are excited to announce that the iPad Krayon Kiosk is now available for your children to use. Over 50 learning, educational, and reading apps are installed on the iPads. Children can learn while having fun! We will be adding chairs soon. Funding for this project came from funds that we received as a Facebook grant recipient. Thank you Facebook for making this possible! Come on by and try it out!

The Fall Tot and Preschool Story Time begins Thursday, September 28th. Programs will be on Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM. The schedule will follow the Rutherford County Public School calendar as far as any holiday or weather cancellations.

Click here to view our events calendar where you can find the theme of the program for each week.

We hope that you can join us for the fun!!!

September 2016 is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Your library card will allow you to check out books, periodicals, and audio-visuals. It will also enable you to check out eBooks and gain access to other electronic resources.

If you do not have a library card, you may click here to learn how to get one. 


More resources have been added to the resource list. This list will continue to grow during the next few weeks. The resource list is a great place to find websites that are available on a wide variety of subjects and services.