Appalachian Regional Library is a network of libraries across northwestern North Carolina, encompassing Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes counties. The Appalachian Regional Library promotes knowledge, reading, and imagination; supports and encourages life­long learning; and contributes to the sense of community and the economic well­being of Ashe, Wilkes, and Watauga Counties.

Regional Leadership

Director of Libraries

Jane W. Blackburn
336-846-2041 ext. 228
336-838-2818 ext. 240
828-264-8784 ext. 22

Finance Officer

Judy Blevins
336-846-2041 ext. 225

Regional Technology Coordinator

Kilby Spencer
336-200-0404

Board of Directors

Regional board meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Ashe: Kim Barnes, Molly Gambill, Dana Johnson, Karen Moll
Watauga: Mary Reichel, Audrey Hartley, Ala Sue Moretz, Susan Poorman
Wilkes: Carol Childers, Becky Bell, Beth Tharrington, Bill Davis, Jr.

Long Term Plan

The long-range plan for Appalachian Regional Library includes 12 goals within four service priorities.

Download the Long Range Plan (PDF)

 

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