All libraries in the Appalachian Regional Library system are closed to the public and public services staff until further notice. More information about services that are available are posted on each library’s page (see tabs below).  Curbside pick-up has been cancelled through the end of April. Check your local library's website, Facebook page, or give them a call and leave a message for additional information.  Please stay safe and well!

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. 104
336-838-2818 ext. 240
828-264-8784 ext. 22

Finance Officer

Tammy Holston
336-846-2041 ext. 102

Regional Technology Coordinator

Kilby Spencer

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, Doug Butler, JoAnne Crawley, Kyle Hall
Watauga: Sandra Basel, Roberta Jackson, Ala Sue Moretz, Mary Reichel
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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