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.
Staff & Board
You can reach any of the following staff at 828-264-8784.
Adult Services Librarian
Technical Services Manager
Youth Services Librarian
The Board has nine members which the County appoints, one of which is a sitting County Commissioner; members serve staggered four year terms; members can serve a maximum of two consecutive four year terms, but they can be reappointed after being off the board for one year. Four board members shall serve on the Appalachian Regional Library Board as well. The President of the Friends of the Library is considered an ex officio member. An asterisk denotes a regional board member.
|Board Member||Term Expiration|
|Sandra Basel *||August 2020|
|Commissioner Billy Kennedy|
|Natalie Harkey||August 2023|
|Dr. Scott Elliott||August 2020|
|Laura Johnson||August 2021|
|Secretary Terry Hamilton||August 2020|
|Roberta Jackson*||August 2020|
|Margaret Love||August 2023|
|Ala Sue Moretz *||August 2021|
|Dr. Mary Reichel *||August 2022|