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. 

Management Team

You can reach any of the following staff at 336-838-2818.

County Librarian
Aimee James

Adult Services Manager
Mara Lynn Tugman

Circulation Manager
Daphne Simmons

Technical Services Manager
Nicole de Bruijn

Youth Services Manager
Elizabeth Lee

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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of ten members appointed by the Wilkes County Commissioners, which includes a sitting County Commissioner; members serve staggered four year terms; members can serve a maximum of two consecutive four year terms, but they may 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.

Board Member Term Expiration
Chair Becky Ball* July 2021
Bill Davis, Jr.* August 2019
Julie Faw Church August 2020
Sharon Carter Underwood August 2022
Secretary Beth Foster Tharrington * August 2019
Rosalind Gilreath August 2020
Vice Chair Gwen Minton July 2021
Commissioner Eddie Settle (ex-officio)  
Friends of the Library President Carol Childers * (ex-officio)  

* Members of the Regional Governing Board