RALEIGH Feb 25, 2021 The Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library system officially joined NC Cardinal in February, giving residents of those counties access to over 7 million books. “On behalf of our library employees, board members, and patrons, I’m elated about the opportunity for our library system to join NC Cardinal,” said Amber Westall-Briggs, director of the AMY Regional Library system. “The support we’ve received and continue to receive from Cardinal staff and neighboring library systems is unmatched, and I am so grateful federal grant funds support libraries in expanding access for their users through NC Cardinal.” NC Cardinal, a program of the State Library of North Carolina, is a consortium of public libraries in more than 50 North Carolina counties dedicated to sharing resources and expanding access to library materials through a single online catalog and system-wide borrowing privileges. The program is supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-246155-OLS-20). NC Cardinal aligns with State Library goals to further access to information and build partnerships with local libraries. About the State Library of North Carolina The State Library of North Carolina provides exceptional library service and exceptional service to libraries, helping North Carolinians live more abundant and purposeful lives. The State Library enriches the lives of North Carolinians through access to information resources, strengthens communities through exceptional library services, and inspires and supports literacy and lifelong learning for all North Carolinians. Please visit our website at www.statelibrary.ncdcr.gov for more information.