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. PLEASE ALSO NOTE that all the libraries in the Appalachian Regional Library system will be entirely closed to the public on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Downtown Hibernating Animals Scavenger Hunt


The Watauga County Public Library and the Downtown BooneDevelopment Association are partnering once again to provide Boone areafamilies with a fun, safe, socially distant, multigenerational experience.  Beginning February 1st, you willhave the opportunity to hunt for 10 hibernating animals that will be located onposters in the windows of participating downtown businesses!

Pick up your Hibernating Animals “Worksheet” in the brochureholder in front of the Jones House or in front of the Watauga County PublicLibrary.  Write down the animal name thatyou find on a poster in the window of each store listed on the worksheet.  Once your worksheet is complete, bring it tothe library to collect a small prize. (While supplies last.) Or write your nameand phone number on the worksheet and place it in the library book drop.  You will be contacted regarding how to pickup your prize through our curbside service.

Additionally, every store poster has pictures of recommendedlibrary books featuring a specific hibernating animal, along with a QRcode.  If you have an iphone, you will beable to use the camera feature to hover over the code to begin the process ofplacing that book on hold for your family to enjoy.  Call the library if you need any help withthat process. (828-264-8784)

Finally, if you have young children, you may want to also checkout the accompanying “Hibernating Animals Story Time” on the AppalachianRegional Library Youtube channel.