Appalachian Regional Library is now offering curbside pick-up services at all locations. Please check each library’s webpage to see available hours. We hope you have been safe and well while we’ve been closed, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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.
In addition, kids from birth to 12 can participate in the Arly Edition of the Ashe County Reading Challenge. We are committed to helping kids discover their love of reading. We created the Arly Edition of the 2020 Reading Challenge to encourage kids and families to read widely throughout the year. For more information, visit the Youth Services desk at the library or visit the Ashe County Reading Challenge Arly Edition website!
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.