Appalachian Regional Library will be closed on Friday, April 20th for staff development day.



Teen Scene

Elementary BOB (Battle of the Books) Book Club

3rd Tuesday of the Month at 4 p.m.

Elementary Book Club is a group for elementary school students, who meet every month to discuss books on the Battle of the Books reading list, enjoy snacks, and other engage in fun activities together.  For more information call Lisa at 828 264-8784.

Click here for a list of the 2017-2018 Elementary Battle of the Books2017-2018 Middle Grades Battle of the Books.

Volunteer at Library

You can make a difference in the quality of library services in your community by sharing your time and talent. Whether shelving books one morning a week, orgainizing the shelves, or preparing crafts for a children’s story time, volunteers are essential to making the Watauga County Library a great place to be.

If you are interested in volunteering, please read the volunteer policy then complete the volunteer application and return it to Watauga Library’s Youth Services Desk.  Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a parent’s signature on the application form. If you would like further information, contact Judith at 828 264-8784 ext 3.

Helpful Guides

Free Driver Education Test

Soon-to-be driver in the family? Try the free online DMV permit practice tests:


Someone in the family need homework help? Check out Learning Express Library for help with Math, English, and more!

Does your child need to research a topic? Check out NCLive for a multitude of sources and Great Websites for Kids for a wonderful selection of websites geared to kids birth to age 14.

Smart Investing for Teens

smart investingCheck out our Smart Investing guide! Click the Smart Investing Logo to begin exploring the resources we have available to help save you money.