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Book Clubs

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

Reading Challenge

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.

Starting January 1, 2020, 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!

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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.

The Great American Read

In May 2018, Appalachian Regional Library was one of 50 libraries nationwide selected to join the search for America's best-loved novel by hosting events related to PBS's The Great American Read (TGAR). Participate by voting for your favorite titles of the Top 100, submitting book reviews, attending events at the library, and becoming a Literary Pen Pal. Click the buttons below to learn more about each way to participate.

Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.

Vote for The Great ARL Read 

Submit a review of one of the Top 100 books 

View a list of The Great American Read events at Ashe County Public Library

Learn how to become a Literary Pen Pal