All libraries in the Appalachian Regional Library system, except for the Western Watauga Branch Library, are currently open to the public. Masks are required to enter, and building capacities and length of visits will be reduced for the time being.
About the Library
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.
Director of Libraries
Jane W. Blackburn
336-846-2041 ext. 104
336-838-2818 ext. 240
828-264-8784 ext. 22
336-846-2041 ext. 102
Regional Technology Coordinator
Board of Directors
Regional board meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November.
Long Term Plan
The long-range plan for Appalachian Regional Library includes 12 goals within four service priorities.