Due to rising infection rates, Appalachian Regional Library has resumed curbside and virtual-only services. We will provide updates as soon as we're able to safely re-open our buildings to the public.
Books & Reading
Brouhaha Book Club
There's no assigned reading for this book club. Come as you are, read what you want, and join our lively discussion of recent reads.
Last Mondays at 5:30 pm at Boondocks Brewing
Vickie's Book Club
This is our perennially-popular, traditional book club. E-Mail us directly via our contact form or visit the Circulation desk to find out more.
Third Tuesdays at 1 pm
Talking Service Book Club
Each meeting begins with a discussion of one or more readings from Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, a collection of works ranging from Homer's Iliad to recent memoirs by veterans of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. The readings serve as an entry for veterans to talk candidly about their own experiences. We encourage veterans and anyone who cares about veterans to attend.
Second Fridays at 10 am
The library sponsors a yearly reading challenge for all ages. We think this year's challenges are a good mix between the general (so you can include many of the books you would have read anyway) and the specific (so you have to read some books you never would have chosen on your own). Our library sponsors this challenge for two very important reasons: to promote literacy in our community and have fun doing it. If these goals float your boat, we hope you'll join us on this literary voyage! Visit the Reading Challenge website to get started.
We are committed to helping kids discover their love of reading. Kids from birth to 12 can participate in the Arly Edition of the Ashe County Reading Challenge, specially curated for kids & families. For more information, visit the Ashe County Reading Challenge Arly Edition website or stop by the children's desk at the library!
The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability.