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 336-838-2818.
Adult Services Manager
Mara Lynn Tugman
Technical Services Manager
Nicole de Bruijn
Youth Services Manager
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