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Pack Memorial Library: A Galaxy of Resources

Pack Memorial Library

You don’t need a telescope to see how far-out Pack Memorial Library is; but did you know you can check out telescopes at Pack? While you ponder exploring the distant cosmos, you should also consider the nearby galaxy of resources available at Pack.

“We have the largest paper book collection of any public library. We also have three meeting spaces that can be rented, one with a grand piano,” notes Library Associate Tammy Silver. Along with books, there’s plenty of movies, music, audiobooks, and more to keep you entertained.

If you’re looking to supplement your current extracurricular activities or engage with some new hobbies, there about 30 free programs and activities every month such as:

  • Dungeons & Dragons for Teens.
  • Lego building.
  • Pilates.
  • Drone racing.
  • Ballet classes.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Science exhibits from Asheville Museum of Science.
  • Beginner’s Spanish class.
  • Jazz sessions.
  • Story times for toddlers, babies, and preschoolers.
  • Movies with popcorn and drinks.
  • An entire calendar of programs and events.

But wait… there’s more. Did you know there’s a used bookstore at Pack? “Bookends is run by a group of volunteers called the Friends of the Library. All of the proceeds go back to the library and it's the cheapest book store in town,” says Library Associate Erin Makara.

Love history? The North Carolina Room is the best resource to explore old photos, maps, newspaper articles, and more about Asheville, Buncombe County, and Western North Carolina.

Make sure you also visit our featured online resources where you can get car repair advice, learn a new language, trace your ancestry and more… all for free!

So get your library card ready to explore a universe of educational and entertainment opportunities at Pack Memorial Library.

Buncombe County Libraries have more than just books. Our libraries are community hubs where citizens of all ages can find services and amazing programs. Find a library in your community where you can read, learn, and discover.